Asked in Agriculture, Farm Crops, Soil
Why crops grown in sandy soil need frequent irrigation than the crop grown in clayey soilcrops grown in sandy soil need frequent irrigation than the crop grown in clayey soil?
Because the pore space (the space between soil particles) in sandy soil is so much larger. In sandy soils, the water is drawn by gravity downward and away from the roots quite easily, but in clay soils, the pore space is so much smaller that capillary action holds the water much more tightly. This is the same reason that clay soils flood more easily and take longer to dry out. ...
Asked in Soil
How does soil affect crops that farmers grow?
The soil determines what crops can grow, and how well they will grow. Organic matter in the soil, amount of clay, and pH (acidity) are all factors in how fertile the soil is. Different crops use different amounts of the various nutrients; this is why crop roatation and summer fallow are used. That way it gives the soil time to replenish its nutrients and then that crop can be grown again and not suffer from lacking nutrients. ...
What is difference between Cereals and Millets?
cereals are large grained , grown as a main crop , grown in good soil and require good amount of rainfall , they are economically important whereas millets are small grained , grown as a mixed crop , grown in poor soil and require low rainfall , they are economically less important ...
Asked in Agriculture, Soil
What are the importance of soil survey?
Soil survey is important in order to check that the soil present in the farm is suitable or not for the crop which is to be grown. Also, we can check that the soil is acidic, basic, neutral. It helps farmers for a better crop production. That is why soil survey is important. ...
Asked in Gardening, Soil
What was a system of crop rotation that allowed for soil replenishment?
There are four groups of plants you should rotate: plants grown for leaves and flowers; plants grown for fruits; plants grown for roots; and legumes that feed the soil. ...
Asked in Farm Crops
What does crop rotation involve?
Because it is unhealthy for the soil to have one crop grown on it year after year, farmers began to rotate their crops. Crop rotation means they plant different things on the same soil each year in order for their soil to have the best nutrients at all times. ...
Asked in Botany or Plant Biology, Soil
What plants can be grown in red soil?
If the soil is red, it could be clay, which is not too hospitable to growing plants. If you want to plant in clay, you can follow the advice, below, to amend the soil. Then you may be able to grow plants that thrive in your climate. ...