importance of soil texture

importance of soil texture
  • It influences other physical soil properties of soil like; soil permeability, soil structure, soil porosity, soil water retention capacity, and so forth.
  • Soil texture influences soil resistance to erosion. Erosion is easier to the soil which is coarse-textured as their particles are loose.
  • It determines the relative penetration of plant roots in the soil. Where the soil particles are large, roots can penetrate more easily than they do in fine-grained soil which are usually compact.
  • Soil texture determines the infiltration rate of water into soil. The infiltration rate is easier in coarse-textured soil compared to fine-textured soil as its particles are compacted.
  • Lastly, soil texture influence soil fertility as it determines the ability of soil to hold nutrients and water for plant useĀ 


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