Identify the Soil With the Help of the Following Features

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : September 5th, 2022

(i)Red to Brown in Colour 

(ii)Sandy in Texture and Saline in Nature 

(iii)Lacks Humus and Moisture 

These are the features of Arid Soil. The soil ranges from red to brown in colour. It is generally saline in nature and sandy in structure. In some areas, the salinity in this soil is very high such that common salt is obtained by evaporating the saline water.

Other Characteristics of Arid Soil

The solid is formed in an arid or semi-arid climate. The other characteristics of Arid soil are as follow:

  • It lacks moisture and humus due to the dry climate, high temperature, and accelerated evaporation.
  • The phosphate content is normal and nitrogen is insufficient in Arid soil.
  • Because of the increasing calcium content downwards, the lower horizons of the soil are occupied by ‘kankar’ layers.
  • Arid soil is developed in western Rajasthan, which exhibits characteristic arid topography.
  • This soil is poor in organic matters.

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  • Arid soils possess the features like red to brown in colour, sandy in texture, saline in nature, lack humus and moisture.

  • The solid that is found in parts of Western Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab and extends up to the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat is Arid soil.

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