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Why are fields in Salakamcheruvu left fallow for a few years after cultivating a crop?

A
Red soil has little humus content.
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B
The soil is only two to three feet deep.
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C
Red soil is thin and rich in nutrients.
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D
Red soil has little water-holding capacity.
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Solution

The correct options are
A Red soil has little humus content.
B The soil is only two to three feet deep.
D Red soil has little water-holding capacity.
The fields in Salakamcheruvu are left fallow for some years after growing a crop because it has red soil. Red soil has little humus content and nutrients. It also has low water-holding capacity. Additionally, the soil in the area lacks the depth to help the roots to grow and spread out.

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