|CARLOS DIAZ VIAL M. Sc.1|
|A detailed soil survey was made of La Vega Sur de La Serena in the Province of Coquimbo. Four soil series were found. The soil were developed on a sea shoreline of emergence. The series Dunas de Peñuelas is apure coastal sand with sorne organic matter on topo Soils Ter-tel and Peñón lie between the sand and the old lagoon. Soil Ter-tel shows an impervious clayey layer near the surface. Soil Estoquillo is a peat soil deveolped in the marsh that surrounded the former lagoon. Reclamation is not difficult, because the excessive salts are soluble. It is also|
posible to drain and to irrigate the land on an economical basis. The soils badly need proper management to wash out the soluble salts as well as a rapid increase of organic matter to assure satisfactory yields.
|1 Ingeniero Agronómo de la Sección Conservación de Suelo del Depto. de Investigaciones Agrícolas|