clay loam

clay loam

[¦klā ′lōm]
(geology)
Soil containing 27-40% clay, 20-45% sand, and the remaining portion silt.
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He added that basmati needs a soil capable of holding water for longer periods such as heavy neutral soils ( clay, clay loam and loamy), and to be overwhelmed by water.
Both SOC and N concentrations in all three layers increased by soil texture class in the order sandy loam < loam < sandy clay loam < clay loam < silty clay loam, indicating that higher clay content was associated with higher SOC and N concentrations.
The soils in these tracts are mainly Ipava silt loam, Sable silty clay loam and Osco silt loam.
The two main soil textures of the study area are clay loam (sub region 1) and loam (sub region 2).
An early look at mites collected from silty clay loam soil across the street from the acarology lab suggested Bolton had found a new species.
The farm itself, mostly down to grass, might be described as being of a clay loam with not much depth of soil.
The ideal for farming, clay loam of Yolo County needed lime and organic matter.
The objective of this paper therefore was to evaluate soil/material interface friction and adhesion of Akure sandy clay loam soils in southwestern Nigeria.
In fact the peds will rub down to silty clay loam - quite a fine texture - as the original soil particles are rich in clay and silt derived from mudstones.
Apart from a saline crust, the sabkha at Mesaieed is characterised by high gypsum content in the sub-surface layers, the texture of which can be characterised as sandy calcareous loam or clay loam.
Variable underlying geology leads to differing soil types planted to vineyards in each AVA; predominantly loamy fine sands and fine sandy loam in Texas High Plains, silty clay loam and loam in Escondido Valley, loam and clay loam in Texas Davis Mountains, and clay loam and sandy loam in Mesilla Valley.