Important facts about different types of soil

Here are some important facts about different types of soil.

Fact to remember

Type of Soil

The soil most common in Indo-gangetic plains

Alluvial Soil

The soil which swells when wet and develops cracks when dry

Black Soil

The soil which owes its colour to oxides of iron

Laterite Soil

The soil which requires least use of fertilisers

Alluvial Soil

The soil which requires least tilling because of its characteristic of self-ploughing

Black Soil

The kind of soil which is treated with gypsum to make it suitable for cropping

Alkaline soil

The soil which is poor in soluble salts

Laterite

The soil which is rich in surface accumulation of organic matter

Peaty soil

The soil which is most suitable for cultivation of cotton

Black Soil

Khadar and Bhangar are types of

Alluvial Soil

The soil which also known as Regur Soil

Black Soil

The soil which is generally unfit for cultivation

Laterite Soil

The soil which is commonly used for making bricks

Laterite Soil

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