clay loam

clay loam

[¦klā ′lōm]
(geology)
Soil containing 27-40% clay, 20-45% sand, and the remaining portion silt.
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Sandy, very well-drained soils will dry out more quickly than heavier clay loam soils.
Mostly, this crop loves sandy loam and clay loam, with soil that is high in organic matter.
For the heavier textured soils (sandy clay loam and basin clay), the minimum of the weighting function coincides more closely with [h.sub.max].
Soils with <50% sand were classified as "heavy;" these include soils classified as clay, clay loam and loam.
AT Llysun, Mr Tudor is also addressing compaction in his clay loam soils - he reckons it has reduced performance by up to 40% in some fields.
Soil texture in 3 types of land use commonly showed s an equality with the value of silty clay loam with the percentage of clay fraction is higher than the sand or dust (Table 2).
Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of mulch on clay loam and sandy loam soils on the start harvest, number of fruits per plant, yield and quality of yellow passion fruits in organic crop.
The survey was conducted from January to December, 2016 by applying line transect technique in eight types of soil (sand, loamy sand, sandy loam, sandy clay loam, loam, clay loam, silt loam, silty clay loam) to determine six soil properties (plant biomass, saturation, electrical conductivity, pH, organic matter, phosphorus and potassium) in Pothwar Plateau (250 km long and 100 km wide).
The soil was air-dried, ground, sieved, and separated into sand, silt, and clay particles; soil types were formulated by relative combinations of sand, silt, and clay in different ratios as follows: sandy clay loam ([ST.sub.1]): 60, 30, and 10%; silty clay loam ([ST.sub.2]): 10, 60, and 30%; clay loam ([ST.sub.3]): 36, 30, and 34%; loam ([ST.sub.4]): 40, 40, and 20%; and the control soil as shown in Table 1.
These proportions can vary to a degree, however, and result in different types of loam soils: sandy loam, silty loam, clay loam, sandy clay loam, silty clay loam, and loam (Kaufmann, Cutler 2008).
Root plate Content (%) Soil type Sand Silt Clay BS1 30.5 51.8 17.7 silt loam BS2 27.2 59.6 13.2 silt loam FB 32.6 34.9 32.5 clay loam GR1 57.6 17.2 25.2 sandy clay loam GR2 43.7 22.4 33.9 clay loam MC 47.5 38.1 14.4 loam SL 65.8 17.4 16.8 sandy loam Abbreviations indicate the origin of the root plates: BS1 & BS2 = Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Louisiana; FB = Fontainebleau State Park, Louisiana; GR1 & GR2 = Green River Game Lands, North Carolina; MC = Mud Creek, Alabama; SL = Salem Lake, North Carolina.
Field experiments were established in 2004 at two sites [soil types were a fine sandy loam at one site (site A), and a Macdonald clay loam at the other (site B).] of the Emile A.