The Ash-Grey Soils of High-Latitude Coniferous Forests are Knows as:

  1. Grey-Brown Soils
  2. Tundra Soils
  3. Red and Yellow Soils
  4. Podsols
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 16th August 2015 in Geography.
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Answer: (4) Podsols

In high-latitude coniferous forests region, winter season is colder and longer, rainfall is moderate and Summer season is of shorter period.

Characteristics of Ash-Grey Soil Region:

  • Low human activity because of too much cold. Leaching process and Bacterial activity is also low.
  • Slow breakdown of needle leaves occurs and humus formation is also restricted.
  • This soil is deficient in Calcium (Ca), Magnesium () and Potassium (K), because of which this soil is unproductive.
  • This soil is also acidic in nature and lack humus.

Ash-Grey Soil is not suitable for crop cultivation.

Pushpendra Pal Dean Answered on 16th August 2015.
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