Soils

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  • Created on: 09-06-13 20:06
What features do Sandy soils have?
Large mineral particles; large pores; high air content and very permeable
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What features do Clay soils have?
Tiny particles; Very small particles; low air content; low permeability
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What features do Loamy soils have?
Mix of Sand and Clay; depends on ratio; contain Humus
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What is Humus?
Decomposed, dead organic matter that supports soil life
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How could you measure the water content of soil?
Weigh a sample, boil it until all water is gone, weigh again - difference = mass of water
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What features do Clay soils have?

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Tiny particles; Very small particles; low air content; low permeability

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What features do Loamy soils have?

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What is Humus?

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How could you measure the water content of soil?

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