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Back to Basics – Episode 2: What is Soil Texture?

Back to Basics Virtual Series

Episode 2: What is Soil Texture?

In this video, HCPSL Extension Agronomist Ellie McVeigh discusses soil texture. Ellie provides a basic overview of soil texture, and how texture impacts nutrient & water holding capacity. Finally, the video covers how to conduct a ‘Ribbon Test’ in the field.

Links to the graphics used in this video can be found on the HCPSL website.

If you have feedback, questions or would like further information on the topic, please leave a comment or contact the Project CaNE team at HCPSL.

Soil Texture Graphic: https://thinkingcountry.com/2016/11/30/soil-texture-sand-silt-and-clay/

Ribbon Test Graphic: Probability of either ribbon length or grittiness being correct when… | Download Scientific Diagram (researchgate.net)

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