Sandy Soils

  • Khan Towhid Osman
Chapter

Abstract

Sandy soils contain high proportion of sand particles, more than sixty eight percent by weight in their mechanical composition. They are common in the drylands, but many soils in the humid and subhumid regions are also sandy. They may be moist for variable periods in the low lands and humid regions, and dry in the high lands where they are low moisture retentive. Sandy soils are naturally poorly fertile, and when they are fertilized and irrigated, they cannot retain much water and nutrients. Natural vegetation in sandy soils is usually composed of grasses and forests, and, through innovative and intensive management, they can be profitably used for a variety of cereals and vegetables.

Keywords

Psamments Aerenosols Low moisture retentive soils Hydrogel Biochar Mulching Dune stabilization 

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  • Khan Towhid Osman
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  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of ChittagongChittagongBangladesh

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