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HOST Class 29

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HOST Class 29

Forestry PloughingLandscapeForestry Ploughing

Geology:
unconfined, ombrogenous, climatic peat deposits.
Landform:
undulating land with gentle slopes including mountain plateaux on slopes < 15o. Associated with a great many landform units throughout Scotland.
Soils:
blanket peats (organic soils) often more than 1 metre deep.
Soil ProfilePine RootsVegetation:
either semi-natural moorland, Molinia-dominated bog scrub or conifer plantation.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.