The water holding capacity is highest in ______ soil.

The water holding capacity is highest in Clayey soil.

Soil is a naturally occurring organic material found on the earth’s surface. It is composed of minerals, nutrients, water, other inorganic particles, and some residues of plants and animals.

Soil can be classified into three primary types based on its texture – sand, silt, and clay. However, the percentage of these can vary, resulting in more compound types of soil such as loamy sand, sandy clay, silty clay, etc.

Clayey soil consists of a higher proportion of fine(small) particles. 

The particles of the clayey soil are tightly packed together, that’s why this soil can hold a good amount of water, and can not drain quickly. It traps less air between the particles and is also very good for growing various crops.

This soil is not suitable for growing plants as it is harder for moisture and air to penetrate into the soil.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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