Relatively high natural fertility.
Mainly formed under forest and have a subsurface horizon in which clays have accumulated.
Found mainly in temperate humid and sub-humid regions of the world.
Are very important in agriculture and silviculture.
Central Missouri Alfisol
Uses include the growing of:
These soils are commonly saturated in winter and spring.
Central Missouri Alfisol (see above)
This variation of the Alfisol formed in loess parent material with 15-60% clay content.
Relatively fertile soils.
Clay subsoil causes these soils to become saturated in winter and spring.
Artificial drainage make these soils good for agriculture.