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Uzochukwu, G.A. and Lewis, D.T. (1986). Chemical, physical and mineralogical properties of Mitchell and Tripp soils in the Nebraska Panhandle (Research Bulletin No. 307)
Mitchell and Tripp soils are some of the most important agricultural soils in the Nebraska Panhandle. Yet, they have received little attention in terms of their basic chemical, physical, and mineral properties. Management decisions can be made on a more informed basis if this kind of information is available. This study was to acquire the information, with special emphasis on mineralogical properties of the soils and their parent materials. This emphasis was given because it is known that other soils in the region contain volcanic ash in measurable amounts. The presence of volcanic ash in soils has been associated with water and nutrient holding capacities greater than those predicted from the soil texture, and with reduced phosphorus availability in soils.