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TYPES OF SOIL There are three major types of soil, namely; sandy soil, clay soil and loamy soil. SANDY SOIL. Any soil sample that contains sand particles.

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1 TYPES OF SOIL There are three major types of soil, namely; sandy soil, clay soil and loamy soil. SANDY SOIL. Any soil sample that contains sand particles in higher proportion than other particles. Characteristics  It is coarse and gritty to feel.  It has large particle size with large pore spaces.  It has low water holding capacity.  It has high porosity i.e easily drained.  It is well aerated.  It is poor in nutrient.

2 CLAYEY SOIL This is a soil sample in which clay fraction is more than 25% of the mixture. Characteristics  It is reddish brown in colour.  It has very fine and powdery particles when dried.  It has very low porosity and high water holding capacity.  It has many tiny pore spaces and it is poorly aerated. LOAMY SOIL This is any soil sample that contains both clay and sand particles in moderate proportion with organic matter. characteristics  The particle sizes are moderate.  It is dark brown in colour.  It has moderate water holding capacity and porosity.  It is moderately aerated.  It is rich in plant nutrients.  It is the best soil for agriculture

3 ASSIGNMENT 1. Mention three types of soil. 2. State two differences between clay and sandy soil. 3. List three characteristics of loamy soil.


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