What is the difference between clayey soil and loamy soil?

The differences between clayey soil and loamy soil are as follows:-

Clayey SoilLoamy Soil

1. It is composed of more than 25% of clay fraction in the mixture.

1. It is the combination of sand, silt or clay and organic matter.
2. The particle sizes are very fine.
2. The particle sizes are moderate.
3. It has a high water-holding capacity and very low porosity.
3. It has moderate water-holding capacity and porosity.
4. It is reddish-brown in colour.
4. It is dark-brown in colour.
5. It is very dense and heavy in weight.
5. It is not much dense or heavy as compared to clayey soil.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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