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The soil with the highest water-retaining capacity is…

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The soil with the highest water-retaining capacity is

A. clayey soil

B. Stoney soil

C. sandy soil

D. loamy soil

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For water retention, the correct order will be:

Clayey > loamy > sandy > Stoney

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. A is the right answer. clayey kind of soil retains the most water due to its sticky and closely packed nature.
  2. B is incorrect. Stoney soil is the least water retaining.
  3. C is incorrect. sandy soil has less retention.
  4. D is incorrect. loamy soil retains water less than clay.

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  • Clayey kind of soil is made up of fine and smooth particles which stick together and prevent easy drainage.

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    Highest water retaining capacity would mean the ability to reduce drainage and improve water retention.

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