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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.
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.
Adding sand to a clay soil, as is sometimes recommended, does not improve the soil but instead often results in a hard, cloddy product more like concrete.
It also illustrates application of this method using 2 different surface soils in a cultivated, but not cloddy, condition.
When dry, they can become hard and cloddy. Either way, these soils can be difficult to manage.
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.
The 250 and 500 mg [L.sup.-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.