Directions: Study the following questions carefully and answers the questions given below:
Important for :
1
Which of the following is the smallest particle of soil?
» Explain it
E
Soil Texture refers to the relative proportions of soils separates i.e. sand, silt and clay in particular soil. It is permanent or static property of soil. Natural soils are comprised of soil particles of varying sizes. The soil particle size groups are called as soil separates as stone (more than 20mm dia). Gravel (2 – 20 mm dia), Fine earth (less than 2mm dia) coarse sand (0.2 to 2 mm dia), fine sand (0.2 to 0.02 mm), silt (0.02 to 0.002 mm) and clay (less than 0.002 mm dia).

Hence, option E is correct.
 
2
Which of the following soil is the most suitable in terms of retention of water and nutrients?
» Explain it
B
Suitability of a soil to a particular crop depends on texture in addition to soil depth, depth of water table, salinity and alkalinity. However, usually loamy soils (Silty) exhibit intermediate properties and are best for agricultural production because they retain more water and nutrients than sandy and have better drainage, aeration and tillage properties than clay soils.

Hence, option B is correct.
 
» Explain it
D
Characteristics of Red Soils

The texture of these soils can vary from sand to clay, the majority being loams.

On the uplands, the red soils are poor, gravelly, and porous. But in the lower areas they are rich, deep dark and fertile.

 
Chemical Composition of Red Soils

They are acidic mainly due to the nature of the parent rocks. The alkali content is fair.

They are poor in lime, magnesia, phosphates, nitrogen and humus.

They are fairly rich in potash and potassium.

Color of Red Soils

The red colour is due to the presence of iron oxide.

When limestone, granites, gneisses and quartzites are eroded the clay enclosed within the rocks remains intact with other forms of non-soluble materials.

In oxidizing conditions, rust or iron oxide develops in the clay, when the soil is present above the water table giving the soil a characteristic red colour.

The colour is more due to the wide diffusion rather than high percentage of iron oxide content.

Distribution of Red Soils

These soils mostly occur in the regions of low rainfall.

They occupy about 3.5 lakh sq km (10.6 per cent) of the total area of the country.

These soils are spread on almost the whole of Tamil Nadu.

The red colour is due to the presence of iron oxide.

Hence, option D is correct.
 
4
This type of soil is very clayey and has high potassium content while being low in organic matter. It forms deep cracks during dry seasons while becomes soft on wetting. It is excellent for growing of cotton. Which soil is being talked about here?
» Explain it
A
Black soil is also known as regure or black cotton soil. The black colour is not due to organic matter but due to presence of titaniferrous magnetite compounds and/or clay complexes. Major areas of black soils are in MS, MP and parts of AP, Gujarat and TN.

Hence, option A is correct.
 
» Explain it
D
Histosols are organic soils (pleats and mucks) consisting of variable depths of accumulated plant remains in bogs, marshes and swamps that have developed under water saturated environment. They are rich in organic matter with organic content ranging from 12 to 18% and having about 50% clay content.

They are very productive and hence point D is incorrect.

Hence, option D is correct.
 

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