Saturday, 15 July 2006

Classification and Diversion of Soils in Central Greece.

Agelos B. Papaioannou, Panagiotis Plageras, Kostas Kakavas, Eleni Dovriki, and Athanatios Paliatsos. Dept of Environment, School of Medical Laboratories, Highest Technological Educational Institution, Larissa, Greece, 41110, Larissa, Greece


In the present study investigated the soil types in central Greece, thus we analyzed 1827 soil samples from central Greece, for the period of time 1994 to 2003. Using soil from eighteen deferent spots (1827 samples, from Larisa, Karditsa, Magnisia and Fthiotida prefecture), we found the physical and chemical properties of these samples. We made the statistical elaboration, in order to make a map of central Greece with all the types of soils presented. We analyzed the above parameters: clay%, pH, CaCO3%, organic matter, P(Olsen, K(ex), Mg(ex), B, Zn, Mn and Fe. As we assume, soil samples are poor in organic matter (very poor at Kalabaka - Trikala and rich at Fthiotida. Mechanical composition shows that soils at Mouzaki - Karditsa & Agia - Larisa are sandy and «heavy» at Almiros - Volos & Fthiotida. The most alkaline and rich in CaCO3 soils are in Fthiotida & Loutro - Larisa. Boron toxicity is dangerous at Mataraga - Karditsa instead of Boron deficiency at Elassona - Larisa. Exchangeable Magnesiun is rich at Leontari - Karditsa and poor at Loutro-Larisa.

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