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How is Clayey Soil Useful for Crops? - Science

How is clayey soil useful for crops?

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Solution 1

Due to the very small size of the particles of clayey soil, particles are packed tightly and therefore can retain water. Clayey soil is also rich in organic matter. For growing crops such as wheat, gram, and paddy, the soil that is good at retaining water and rich in organic matter is suitable. Therefore, clayey soils having these characteristics are useful for such kind of crops.

Solution 2

Following are the properties of clayey soil:

1) It has very good water holding capacity.

2) It is rich in organic matter.

For growing crops such as wheat, gram, and paddy, the soil that is good at retaining water and rich in organic matter is suitable. Therefore, clayey soils having these characteristics are useful for such kind of crops

Concept: Different Types of Soil
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NCERT Class 7 Science
Chapter 9 Soil
Q 5 | Page 105
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