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Absolutely, cleared-forest topsoil is extremely fertile, until it's exhausted by cash-crop monocultures. In linca's diary I mentioned the exhaustion of North American soils, wonderfully fertile at first after forest clearing, by tobacco and cotton from the 17th to the 19th century.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Apr 18th, 2008 at 03:39:40 PM EST
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