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Which type of soil is suitable for growing maize?


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Maize is grown on a wide variety of soils ranging from fairly coarse sand to the heaviest of clays.
  • It grows best on fertile, friable, well drained warm loam and silty loam soils, well supplied with organic matter and available nutrients.
  • Maize can be grown under a wide range of soil reactions, but the optimum pH range is from 5 to 7.

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