light soils

Soils with a high percentage of large sand particles and characterized by rapid water infiltration and percolation, high soil aeration, but low water holding capacity. Light soils (sands and loamy sands) lend themselves to management practices designed to reduce soil salinity by leaching salts from the soil with applications of excess, low-salt irrigation water.

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