Distribution patterns and characteristics of the lowland soils in the Philippines




Distribution patterns and characteristics of the soils in the major lowland rice areas in Luzon Island, the Philippines were analyzed in relation to factors such as parent material s, climate, and topography. The characteristics of the Philippine lowland soils were essentially controlled by the basic nature of the parent materials. However, differences in the soil characters among regions and within a region were induce d by factors such as rainfall and topography, which may control the local soil moisture conditions.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Biological Resources Division

University of the Philippines


Technical B

Term of research


Responsible researcher

MIURA Kenzo ( Biological Resources Division )

MIYAJI Naomichi ( Hokkaido National Agricultural Experiment Station )

TANIYAMA Ichiro ( National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences )

Publication, etc.

Japanese PDF

1995_04_A3_ja.pdf1.18 MB

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