What are the properties of the soils?

The properties of the soils

Soil types

The types of soils.

The sand soil is well-aerated soil that has low absorption of the water, The clay soil is poorly aerated soil that has a high absorption of the water, and the silt soil is moderated aerated soil that has moderately absorption of the water.

The particles of the sand soil are large in size, the particles of the silt soil are medium in size, and particles of the clay soil are small in size.

The clay, silt and sand soils are different in compactness, You should know that the particles of the clay soil are highly compacted (hard), The particles of the sand soil are weakly compacted (loose), and the particles of the silt soil are moderately compacted.

The sand soil is well-aerated soil, It has low absorption of the water, You should know that the clay soil is poorly aerated soil that has a high absorption of the water, And the silt soil is moderately aerated soil that has moderately absorption of the water.

The well-aerated soil has non- compacted particles and vice versa, The clay soil is poorly aerated as it has highly compacted particles.

The sand soil has the fastest and greatest drainage of the water and the lowest retention of the water. The clay soil has the slowest drainage of the water and the highest retention of the water.

The silt soil has the medium drainage of the water and medium retention of the water, The silt soil is rich in the humus so, it is highly fertile and , it is the most suitable soil for cultivation.

The clay soil is fertile, It has a medium amount of the humus and the sand soil is less fertility as it is poor in the humus.

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