Soil classification (type)
Knowing the different types of soil, how soil is classified and which type you are working with is vital for growing success.
Geology and soil formation
Geology determines the soil parent material and its properties, including soil depth, stoniness, mineralogy, and texture. Find out how soils form and how they are classified.
Characteristics of different soils
Discover the key properties of the main soil types, including sand, silt, clay, loam, peat, and chalk.
Soil texture and cation exchange capacity
The amount of primary particles in soil defines its texture. Cation exchange capacity reflects the ability of a soil to hold positively charged cations (including important nutrients).
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