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  Muck (soil) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Muck is a soil made up primarily of humus from drained swampland.
Muck farming on drained bogs is an important part of agriculture in New York, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Florida, where mostly vegetables are grown.
Muck farming is controversial, because the drainage of wetlands destroys wildlife habitat and produces other environmental problems.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muck_(soil)   (287 words)

  
 Histosols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Muck is often fl in color, and slimy to the touch.
Saprists are Histosols that are mostly muck, and dominate the Michigan landscape.
When a sandy peat is drained, the soil often becomes very light and is subject to erosion by the wind, so rows of willow trees or bushes are often planted in strategic places on the borders of these fields to act as windbreaks.
www.geo.msu.edu /geo333/histosols.html   (878 words)

  
 SOIL - Definition
To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
soil their ground, not that they love the dirt, but that they expect a crop.
To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/soil   (433 words)

  
 Dry Bulb Onions - Western Oregon, Commercial Vegetable Production Guides, North Willamette Research and Extension Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mineral soil onions are produced in two different regions, west of the Cascade Mountains, and east, notably in the Treasure Valley and the Columbia Basin.
In western Oregon, onions are grown on peat soils or silt loams and sandy loams.
Muck soils tend to be deficient in Cu and "fix" Cu.
oregonstate.edu /Dept/NWREC/onionb-w.html   (5135 words)

  
 Center for Environmental Communications
Muck has the least amount of plant fiber, the highest bulk density, and the lowest water content at saturation of all organic soil material.
Series, soil - A group of soils that have profiles that are almost alike, except for differences in texture of the surface layer or of the underlying material.
Soils in former swamps and marshes that are drained
www.loyno.edu /~lucec/mrdsoil.html   (846 words)

  
 Effect of temperature, organic amendment rate and moisture content on the degradation of 1,3-dichloropropene in soil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An assessment of the impact of soil fumigation on soil microbial communities indicated that methyl bromide had the largest effect and 1,3-dichloropropene the least of the fumigant compounds tested.
Characterization of the fate of PrBr in soil is important in determining both efficacy and the threat of environmental contamination.
Soil fumigation using shank injection creates high fumigant concentration gradients in soil from the injection point to the soil surface.
www.ussl.ars.usda.gov /w-82/Reports/ars-ca2001.htm   (2537 words)

  
 Muck Crops Day Opens Door to Visitors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The annual Muck Crops Day at the Muck Crops Branch of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is scheduled for June 28, from 10 a.m.
The Muck Crops branch is OARDC's oldest branch, and the soil is nearly 80 percent organic matter, which is ideal for raising certain types of vegetables, said Branch Manager Rick Callendar.
Still, there are problems associated with growing vegetables on muck soil, such as disease, insect and weed control, and the branch's research concentrates on solving those problems.
extension.osu.edu /~news/story-print.php?id=1766   (462 words)

  
 FIELD INDICATORS OF HYDRIC SOILS IN THE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Soils that are artificially drained or protected (for instance, by levees) are hydric if the soil in its undisturbed state would meet the definition of a hydric soil.
When soil morphology seems inconsistent with the landscape, vegetation, or observable hydrology, it may be necessary to obtain the assistance of an experienced soil or wetland scientist to determine whether the soil is hydric.
Muck is sapric soil material with at least 12 to 18 percent organic carbon.
www.pwrc.usgs.gov /fieldin.htm   (11683 words)

  
 Wetlands
Frequently flooded, slough (sheet-flow) and depressional (ponding and muck) soil types can indicate areas of wetland formation; however, a site visit needs to be conducted by a person trained in wetland delineation methodology to verify the presence or absence of wetlands.
However, if a hydric soil mapping unit, according to the Soil Survey of Lee County, is present on a parcel Lee County requires a wetland determination prior to the approval of applications for single family residence building permits, planned development rezonings, lot splits, and development orders.
Hydric soils are those soils that in their natural conditions are saturated, flooded, or ponded long enough during the growing season (February-December in Lee County) to develop anaerobic conditions that favor the growth and regeneration of hydrophytic (wetland) vegetation.
www.lee-county.com /dcd/Environmental/Wetlands.htm   (813 words)

  
 Sample from Unearthing the Land   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But what muck had been consumed had been "burned out to the clay subsoil"-no seedbed for next year's "seeding time." That is until, she wrote, "the shifting winds drift sufficient muck into the ruined fields to replenish the supply" of muck for growing onions.
Muck fires are fought, Joseph explains, by digging flanking ditches aimed at encirclement and by pouring water on the fire or, if the size requires, by digging out the overlaying muck with large drag lines so the fire can be uncovered and drowned.
To regional soil conservationists, the marsh is a large-scale exhibit of the temporary nature of agricultural benefits derived from draining a wetland of this magnitude and kind.
www.uakron.edu /uapress/sample/rumesamp.html   (4777 words)

  
 Commercial Vegetable Recommendations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Deep muck soils are ideal for onion production because of their good water retention, high nitrogen content, ease of nutrient management and ease of harvest.
On mineral soils, in addition to the preplant broadcast and seeding time fertilizer, topdress with 155 lb of 45-0-0 or 205 lb 34-0-0 per acre in early June and again in late June.
Also, egg mortality is high because of hot soil surface temperatures during July and August-eggs are killed by temperatures of 112 degrees F or higher, and soil surface temperatures often exceed 140 degrees F. Adults of the second generation emerge in late August and September.
www.msu.edu /~zandstra/extbult/1995ONION.html   (6075 words)

  
 Plant Soil - Better House Plants For Your Home
Most house plants are grown in potting soil containing enough sand to keep it porous and enable water to drain through it readily, enough garden earth to give it firmness, and enough decayed vegetable matter to keep it damp between one watering and the next.
Standard potting soil for most plants may be made of: 6 parts of garden earth, 3 Parts of sand, 1 l/2 parts each of humus and peat moss, 1/2 part of bonemeal- 12 1/2 parts in all.
Test the soil from time to time and, whenever it shows pH 6.5 or higher, whiten the surface of each pot with additional aluminum sulphate and work it just under the surface with the kitchen fork.
www.oldandsold.com /articles02/houseplants4.shtml   (1378 words)

  
 TropicLine6(5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Previously, we found seeds to germinate better in muck soil than in sand during germination studies with several emersed aquatic plants, but sprouting of a number of unwanted weed seeds also occurred in the muck soil.
These germination studies also showed that the addition of fertilizer to the muck soil was necessary for good growth of the seedling aquatic plants.
The use of sterilized soil was intended to eliminate the germination of unwanted seeds in the soil used in this study.
flrec.ifas.ufl.edu /tropicline/Volume6(5).htm   (893 words)

  
 Mint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Organic soils are frequently used because of the shallow-rooted nature of the crop and its requirement for a rich, well-drained, loose-textured soil and abundant moisture.
Since mint is grown as a perennial crop, it is important to have the soil as weed-free as possible prior to planting.
It is important to dig stolons from weed-free soils to prevent the introduction of insects, diseases, or perennial weeds such as quackgrass or toadflax into new plantings along with the mint.
ipcm.wisc.edu /piap/mint.htm   (4754 words)

  
 SMALLEY LAKE AND THE MUCK FIELDS
The depth of the muck soils depended on the length of time the thick vegetation and mosses grew up and decayed in the cycle of soil building.
This soil was a stage in the evolution of a bed of coal.
Burned muck soil is turned to ashes and they are completely useless to grow anything in.
www.harborside.com /~brownie/book/chap11.htm   (3843 words)

  
 Muck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Muck consists of soils formed in partly or almost completely decomposed remains of woody or herbaceous plants.
These soils are not suitable for engineering purposes because of their highly compressible nature and almost complete lack of strength.
As a rule, if areas of these organic soils cannot be bypassed, all of the highly organic material should be removed and replaced with a suitable mineral soil.
www.chipr.sunysb.edu /eserc/longis/muck.html   (151 words)

  
 Lesson Plan
Water is required for the formation of peat soil because it restricts atmospheric oxygen from the soil.
Near the turn of the century in the northern Everglades, the peat and muck soils were commonly 14 or more feet deep over the rock base, when drainage activities began.
Those soils were coveted because sediments from Lake Okeechobee enriched them, but agricultural drainage and soil tillage practices stimulated their loss.
als5106.ifas.ufl.edu /Glades.htm   (1417 words)

  
 Crop Profile for Potatoes in Michigan
As our muck soils become "minted out" from prolonged growing of mint and as no new muck land will be cleared, mint production on muck-land is bound to decrease.
Mint farms located on muck soils are at a disadvantage for continued bud mite infestation since they do not fall plow (4, 15).
However, collection of soil and root samples is still recommended to further assess the population densities of these organisms (17).
cipm.ncsu.edu /cropprofiles/docs/MImint.html   (5703 words)

  
 Assessment of Bioavailability of Soil-Sorbed Atrazine -- Park et al. 69 (6): 3288 -- Applied and Environmental ...
The A horizon of agricultural soils from Michigan and Alabama
Hysteretic characteristics of atrazine adsorption-desorption by a Sharkey soil.
Degradation and mineralization of atrazine by a soil bacterial isolate.
aem.asm.org /cgi/content/full/69/6/3288   (5574 words)

  
 Onion
On muck soils with a pH greater than 6.0, add 1 lb.
N per acre to either side of the row at the four to five -week stage of growth or by June 1.
Muck soil: 2 or 3 applications at 2 to 2.4 qt.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/id-56/onion.html   (786 words)

  
 HUMAN HEALTH RISK FROM EXPOSURE TO SOIL-ARSENIC: DOES ONE SIZE FIT ALL?
Five different soil types were chosen based on their potential differences with respect to As reactivity: an acid sand with minimal As retention capacity, a sandy loam with relatively high concentration of Fe/Al-oxides (hence, higher As retention capacity), a low-pH clay soil, an organic (muck) soil, and a high pH calcareous soil.
Concentrations of these operationally defined soil As forms were correlated with the “in-vitro” bioavailable fractions of As to identify the As species that are most likely to be bioavailable under a variety of soil/pesticide scenarios.
Data obtained from arsenic bioavailability studies at 0-time (immediately after spiking the soils with pesticides), 4-month and 1-year incubation period was used to calculate the reduction in potential cancer risk using soil-specific bioavailability data as opposed to total As data.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/2004AM/finalprogram/abstract_78211.htm   (486 words)

  
 Everglades National Park's 50th Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The exact extent southward of this body of muck is not known, but it has been accurately surveyed for a distance of about 50 miles and found to be of excellent character throughout the whole of this distance.
The Okeechobee muck is underlaid with a thick stratum of shell marl containing pebbles very rich in phosphorous, and this rests upon a coraline or limestone foundation.
With a depth of soil averaging, perhaps, 8 feet, and an extent of nearly half a acres, with a surface almost absolutely level, it affords promise of development which reaches beyond the limits of prophecy.
www.evergladescityonline.com /50years/prisms.htm   (9165 words)

  
 docs\lectsupl\Soil\soil
Its major effect is on the solubility of nutrients in the soil solution, i.e.
in the soil and measures the soil moisture tension.
In nature, the soil under plants is covered by a natural mulch of composting litter (leaves, twigs, etc.)
generalhorticulture.tamu.edu /lectsupl/Soil/soil.html   (784 words)

  
 ROLE OF SOIL PROPERTIES IN ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN HEALTH RISK FROM EXPOSURE TO ARSENIC-ENRICHED SOILS
Five different soil types were chosen based on their potential differences with respect to As reactivity: an acid sand with minimal As retention capacity, a sandy loam with relatively high concentration of Fe/Al-oxides (hence, higher As retention capacity), a clay soil, an organic (muck) soil, and a high pH calcareous soil.
The soils were amended with sodium arsenite pesticide at three rates: 45 mg/kg, 225 mg/kg, and 450 mg/kg.
Data obtained from arsenic bioavailability studies at time zero (immediately after spiking the soils with pesticides) and a four-month incubation period was used to calculate the reduction in potential cancer risk using soil-specific bioavailability data as opposed to total soil-As concentrations.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/2004SC/finalprogram/abstract_70189.htm   (502 words)

  
 20lettuce.html
If mucks require lime for lettuce production, avoid turning up more than one inch of new muck in any one plowing.
The fungus survives in the soil and on crop debris.
Fumigate in the fall when soil temperatures are still warm is effective in controlling this nematode.
www.nysaes.cornell.edu /recommends/20lettuce.html   (2930 words)

  
 Basil's Place for A Bug's Muck: Mr Soil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mister Soil, as everyone seems to call him, is a shade taller than many ants and possesses quite a nose: a long, dominant item in his face.
This particular feature is emphasized when tilted up in a display of arrogance, as he is wont to do.
All other's are copyright me! 2002 This page created for entertainment purposes only.
home.earthlink.net /~toontone/characters/mrsoil.htm   (147 words)

  
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Sand - As a soil separate, individual rock or mineral fragments from 0.0625-2.0 mm in diameter.
The following are definitions of colloquial soil terminology: Gumbo - wet clays.
The following soil layers may be found in parts of Greater New Orleans.
www.loyno.edu /~lucec/mrddocs/6.doc   (1090 words)

  
 Muck Soils Research Farm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Established in 1941, the Muck Research Farm is located on a deep Houghton muck (organic soil) in southeastern Clinton County.
This soil contains nearly 80 percent organic matter.
What: Given the dramatic re-appearance of late blight in Michigan, it has been requested by many in the potato industry that the late blight open day at the Muck Farm should be held this year.
www.maes.msu.edu /mucksoil   (173 words)

  
 Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) and Pumped Muck Soil Conditioning - Mixed Face - Tunnelling Foam - Tunnelling Polymers - ...
Tunnels have to be dug in ground where the EPB TBM needs a little help, such as:
Converting muck as it is mined into a good EPB or pumpable consistency
This picture shows material from a wet running sandy/silty face in Limerick, Ireland, optimized for EPB plug behaviour and ease of handling and disposal by correct application of conditioning agents.
www.morrisonmud.co.uk /epbandpumpedmuck.html   (228 words)

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