Soil texture

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  • Soil Texture
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  • The relative proportions of the various soil separates in a soil, as described by the percent clay, sand, and silt.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    Soil texture is known as a qualitative classification instruments used both the field and laboratory for agricultural soils to determine classes for based on their physical texture. While classes are distinguished in the field and the class is then used to determine crop suitability and to approximate the soils responses to environmental and management conditions such as drought or calcium (lime) requirements. A qualitative rather than a quantitative tool it is a fast, simple and effective means to assess a soil's physical characteristics. The USDA soil taxonomy and WRB soil classification systems use 12 classes whereas the UK-ADAS system uses just 11.

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