Nesara Agri



1. Alluvial soils (Entisols)

  • These are most important from agriculture point of view.
  • Alluvial soils are formed mainly due to silt deposited by rivers.
  • In coastal regions, some alluvial deposits are formed due to wave action.
  • The parent material of these soils is of transported origin.
  • The soil is porous because it has about equal proportions of sand and clay (loamy), but clayey soils are not uncommon.
  • While they are generally low in Nitrogen, the proportion of Potash, Phosphoric Acid and alkalies are adequate.
  • They are best suited to irrigation and respond well to canal and well/tube-well irrigation.