What is the soils in Southeast Asia?
There is large area of acid soils distributed across the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, mainly in Southeast Asia, parts of East Asia and parts of South Asia. Acid sulphate soils are widely distributed in the coastal plains of Southeast Asia and southern China.
What type of soil is in Asia?
Soils in the tropical areas are generally lateritic, having varying degrees of red or black color. The soils are rich in aluminum and iron oxides, low in silica; are nearly structureless and generally of low fertility. Most soils of South and Southeast Asia belong to this category.
Does Southeast Asia have rich soil?
What makes this soil so fertile? Mineral-rich volcanic material that has broken down over the centuries has left rich, fertile soil, making Southeast Asia’s islands highly productive agricultural areas.
Which is black soil?
Black soils are mineral soils which have a black surface horizon, enriched with organic carbon that is at least 25 cm deep. Two categories of black soils (1st and 2nd categories) are recognized.
What country in Asia has a problem in salinization?
In the Maldives , an FAO survey shows that the top soil has been largely cleaned from salinity by recent rains. On parts of the east coast of Sri Lanka and the West coast of Aceh, heavy rains have also cleaned most of the polluted land.
What are the top 5 commodities in Asia?
Asia is noted for several plantation cash crops, of which the most important are tea, rubber, palm oil, coconuts, and sugarcane.
Which country in Asia has the most fertile land?
India has the most amount of arable land, while the vast stretches of Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan contain less than 10% of arable land.
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