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Which of the following statements is true about sandy soil?

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Which of the following statements is true about sandy soil? It…

A. has limited air space

B. is light and easy to dig

C. drains slowly

D. is heavy and poorly aerated

QUICK ANSWER…

B

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Sandy soils are considerably loose soils which are light, warm, low in nutrients, high in drainage, and easy to dig.

Now to the right option…

  1. Option A is incorrect; limited air space is associated with clayey soils and not sandy.
  2. Option B is correct; sandy soils are indeed easy to work with, and light in weight.
  3. No, sandy soils actually drain fast, unlike clayey soils which retain water longer. C is incorrect
  4. Actually, D is incorrect; sandy soil is light, clayey soil is heavy. Sandy soil has particles loosely held together, which means they are properly aerated.
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You may please note that:

  • Most of the qualities of sandy soils are opposite those of clayey soils.

You may use the questions and answers session to deal further on this topic…

/culled from 2018 JAMB-UTME biology question 25 /

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