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clod

[kläd]
(agriculture)
A compact mass of soil, ranging from about 0.2 to 10 inches (0.5 to 25 centimeters) in size, which is produced by plowing and digging of excessively wet or dry soil.
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Relationship between soil texture (lumpy, cloddy or block-shaped soil versus coarse sandy soil) and the reflectance spectrum.
AU--dark-humus, 0-28/28 cm; has loose sod on the surface of grey-brownish colour 3 cm thick, consisting of grass litter of different erode degree and grass roots together with soil mass; upper part of the horizon is loose, cloddy-seedy, brownish; in the average part colour is dark-grey, structure is nutty-cloddy, coming apart to seeds; in the lower part the horizon is thick, large prisms coming apart to seedy, nutty and cloddy parts; podzol is not registered; thin-porous, light-sticky, light-clayey; contains large roots and the signs of earthworms activity.
Newman and Cloddy claim that there are over 700 games in Room 647, if you include a glass cabinet that contains hundreds of handheld games, and that the commission verified this during an inspection in the summer of last year.
It also illustrates application of this method using 2 different surface soils in a cultivated, but not cloddy, condition.
The objective of tillage for wind erosion control is to produce a rough, cloddy surface with some plant residue exposed on the surface.
However, she does warn growers that the residual effect of the Stomp could be reduced if sprayed on to a cloddy seedbed, as the clods may break open if a frost or exceptionally high rainfall follows application resulting in unsprayed soil.
1] (250 and 500 ppm) PAM treatments offered noticeably more resistance to stirring, the soil broke up into cloddy chunks only, and no suspended fines were observed.
Large seeds, like corn and soybeans, germinate in a fairly rough, cloddy seedbed.
Then leave the surface rough and cloddy so that the freezing and thawing of winter will mellow it or plant a green manure crop that will add more fertility when tilled in next spring.
Poor Tilth--Poor physical condition of soil such as hard or cloddy.