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Can I get a summarised characteristics of soil.


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Texture: 
Texture is how a sol feels when you touch it. The proportions of sand silt and clay determines the soils texture. The texture determines how well moisture and roots can penetrate the soil and how well excess moisture can drain away
Colour: 
Lighter coloured soils deflect sunlight while dark soils absorb more light. This allows the soil to heat up much more quickly and encourages seed germination and crop growth, 
PH Value: 
PH scale measure the acidity of a substance. The ideal PH value for agriculture is 6.5 which is slightly acidic. A soil which is too acidic lacks calcium and potassium which are essential for growth and has low levels of organisms which are vital for humification.
structure:
The clumping of the soil textural components of sand, silt and clay causes aggregates to form and the further association of those aggregates into larger units creates soil structures called peds

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