Life in the soil (B6)

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  • Created on: 17-04-14 16:26

Clay:

  • Small particles - less than 0.002mm
  • few and small air spaces
  • low permeability to water - water is retained is soil, soil can flood

Loam:

  • mixture of small and large particles
  • many air spaces that vary in size
  • medium permeablity to water - water retention is good

Sand:

  • large particles - 0.05 - 2mm
  • many large air spaces
  • poor permeability to water - little water retained in soil

If the particles are small there will be few…

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