Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 37 - 37.1 - Concept Check - Page 807: 3


Loamy soil retains less less water and cations than clay, so adding some clay to loamy soil would increase the water- and cation-containing capacity of the loamy soil.

Work Step by Step

The three classes of soil particles mentioned in the text each haver their value. Soils are problematic especially when the smallest (clay) and largest (sand) come to dominate a soil.
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