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  • n. A clay soil, containing a high content of montmorillonite, that forms deep cracks in drier conditions


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  • The soils of the Eagle Ford and Taylor Black Prairies are primarily clays of the order vertisol, while the soils of the White Rock Cuesta are mollisols and the Eastern Marginal Prairie of the order alfisol.

    Texas blackland prairies

  • However, the grasslands are considered a separate ecoregion due to their unique grassland communities, found only on the fine volcanic soil, or "vertisol."

    Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • An ability to extract moisture from deep in the heavy vertisol clay is among the crop's greatest qualities for India.

    7. Sorghum

  • Black Cotton Soils Tef has evolved on the Ethiopian highlands on vertisol (black cotton) soils that frequently get waterlogged.

    12. Tef


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