Soil Characteristics

The resistance of soil to erosion is closely related to soil texture. Soils high in clay content are least prone to erosion; sandy soils are more easily detachable but are less prone to erosion because the infiltration capacity is generally high, preventing runoff. Medium-textured soils, especially those high in silt, are most easily eroded. Erodibility has traditionally been considered a property of the soil texture, structure, and the organic matter in its humic fraction. Disruption of root mass and other binding materials by plowing or mixing is generally considered a transient management effect.

Restrictive layers, caused by cation leaching or by compaction from horizontal tillage operations, will cause ponding if on a flat area, or lateral flow in the soil if on a slope. Lateral flow may resurface near the base of a slope and result in increased rilling in the area. If the soil becomes saturated above the restrictive layer, infiltration is nil, and all rainfall can then become surface flow.

Oplan Termites

Oplan Termites

You Might Start Missing Your Termites After Kickin'em Out. After All, They Have Been Your Roommates For Quite A While. Enraged With How The Termites Have Eaten Up Your Antique Furniture? Can't Wait To Have Them Exterminated Completely From The Face Of The Earth? Fret Not. We Will Tell You How To Get Rid Of Them From Your House At Least. If Not From The Face The Earth.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment