Pedological Characteristics of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L) Cropsin Mediterranean Environment (Huete, Spain)
Jiménez Ballesta, Raimundo
García Navarro, Francisco Jesús
García Jiménez, R.
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Substrate nutrient and moisture management are two major concerns in the cultivation of Cucumis sativus L cropsinHuete. Entisols (Soil Survey Staff) or Regosols (FAO-UNESCO-ISSS) are the main soil types in this area. These soils are characterized by being moderately deep, they have medium to moderately thick textures and they are on sandy subsoils or sandy loam. The soils are moderately permeable and are susceptible to saturation during periods of prolonged rainfall. The soils are generally fertile are susceptible to mechanized tillage and rarely contain a stony phase.