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Soil texture

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Soil texture is a qualitative classification tool used in both the field and laboratory to determine classes for agricultural soils based on their physical texture. The classes are distinguished in the field by the 'textural feel' which can be further clarified by separating the relative proportions of sand, silt and clay using grading sieves: The Particle-size distribution (Wikipedia).

Preferred Units: N/A

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Soil chemicophysical properties
Soil separates
Textural soil types

This term is used for the following terms: 
Soil cohesion

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