Nesara Agri



Soil Texture

  • Three categories of soil particles - sand, silt and clay are established based on their particle size.
  • Clay particles are the smallest ( <0.002 mm), while sand particles are the largest (0.05- 2.00 mm).
  • Soil texture depends on the proportion of sand, silt and clay.
  • There are 12 classes of soil texture.
  • If most particles are large and coarse the soil is called Sand.
  • Silt is dominated by medium-sized particles and feels like flour.
  • Small-sized soil particles primarily make up a Clay soil.