Zum Alter des Plaggeneschs

E. Mückenhausen, H. W. Scharpenseel & F. Pietig
The „Plaggenesch" (Plaggept) has been formed by century long broad-casting of plaggen-manure, that consists mainly of plaggen, i. e. flatly cut bits and pieces of heath and pasture grass, mixed with stable manure. Thus, the Ap-horizon beyond the original soil type was growing up to a thickness of 80 cm and more, creating the anthopogenic soil type „Plaggenesch". Origin, formation, properties and distribution of "Plaggenesch" are described. Further it is dealt with approaches to determine...