What is Black soil a type of?

Black soil is a type of  Black Cotton soil.

Characteristics of black soil

  • Black soil covers most of the Deccan Plateau, including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Tamil Nadu.
  • The black soils are generally clayey, deep and impermeable
  • Chemically, the black soils are rich in lime, iron, magnesia and alumina
  • They also contain potash. But they lack phosphorous, nitrogen and organic matter.
  • The black soil is very retentive of moisture. It swells greatly and becomes sticky when wet in the rainy season.

Refer for more details

  1. How Is Black Soil Formed?
  2. What are the characteristics of black soil?

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