The author surveyed some areas in the coastal plain, where there were sandy beachridges, some rich in shells. In the old coastal plain, he studied clay soils and eroded sand ridges of very fine sands, classified them and considered their suitability for fruit crops. Soil genesis was discussed. In the young beach ridges brown to reddish brown, biologically homogenized deep loamy sand soils were formed with favourable drainage and groundwater podsols with poor drainage. There were all intermediates.- In the older coastal- clay soils textural B horizons developed in planosol-like soils. Also plinthite was present. Better drained soils were well homogenized, giving physically good brown soils suitable for many fruit crops such as citrus, cocos, oilpalm and coffee. These soils are also very suitable for grassland.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||12 Apr 1957|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 1957|
- soil surveys
- soil physics
- soil mechanics