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SOIL. The superficies of the earth on which buildings are erected, or may be erected.
     2. The soil is the principal, and the building, when erected, is the accessory. Vide Dig. 6, 1, 49.

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Soil type and treatment effects on phosphorus and suspended sediment loads in runoff
A two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine flooding and soil type interaction in a factorial design for percentages of larvae found alive.
This soil type did not support nodule formation for most of the beans variety except Beans 2 and Beans 5 with average nodules of 13 and 11 respectively.
Figure 2 shows the individual main effect of soil type (0-100% sand in sand--garden soil mixture).
The adsorption of selected heavy metals (Cd, Pb, Cu, and Cr) in four soil types was studied.
Label the jar with the masking tape and felt-tip pen according to the soil type it drained: humus, clay or sand, as appropriate.
In this case, we want to chart yield by soil type. Since yield is the point feature and dependent variable, we will use the yield point layer.
Seed dealers play an increasingly critical role matching new hybrids to climate, soil type, tillage practices and the grower's targeted end-use.
Surface wetness depends on a number of environmental conditions other than precipitation, including antecedent wetness, soil type, and rates of evapotranspiration (i.e., combined evaporation and transpiration).

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