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a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials

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The results of our study also indicate burrowing rodent Tatera indica prefers loamy soil (Fig.
Based on the optimal particle size mentioned above, particle size of 0.5 mm was selected in this study to investigate the effects of rice husk carbon and nut shell carbon on sandy soil and loamy soil adsorbing N[H.sup.+.sub.4]-N in biogas slurry.
Results are most directly applicable to forests with a similar loamy soil texture.
globe artichokes, which can be planted out on light or loamy soil in full sun.
If you are fertilising flower borders, avoid adding fish, blood and bone to them as its scent attracts them, along with the rich, loamy soil which is a haven for worms.
Which were formed on the loamy soil, contemporary diluvium and bedded with guarded clays.
Bol Ajuong, a staff member of Rhino stars that worked in cooperation with Tiger two told the Sudan Tribune during the celebration that lack of machineries, landmines, loamy soil, uncertain security and resistance from local community delayed the construction that began in February this year.
Strawberry plants can adapt to a wide range of soil types, but perform best on well-drained loamy soil with a pH between 5.0 and 6.5.
As the farm lies on soft, loamy soil, the Severn meanders like an eel, shifting its course with each season and disrupting farm management.
Two alluvial soils were used in this experiment one was a slightly acidic loamy soil, and the other also slightly acidic but a sandy soil, both obtained from the farms of the University of Western Sydney, Richmond (37[degrees]33'35"S, 150[degrees]42'00"E), Australia.
Beans 3 and Groundnut 2 nodulated better in loamy soil than the other beans and groundnut varieties, whereas Beans 3 produced more nodules in humus soil than the other varieties.
To make your own, use equal parts peat moss or mature compost, loamy soil and clean builder's sand; add a slow-acting, balanced general fertilizer.
The perfect storm, canine edition: Combine one dog who is accustomed to and prefers spending time outdoors; a spate of hot, dry weather; a lush, productive garden full of herbs and tomato plants growing in raised boxes full of expensive, loamy soil and moistened three times daily by an automatic drip system.
It is the actions of the bacteria, protozoa, fungi, nematodes, earthworms, ants and algae that convert mineral particles of clay, silt, and sand, together with organic matter and its by-products into a living loamy soil.
Mix with 1 gallon of compost or loamy soil (avoid using sand or sandy soil, because sharp sand particles are abrasive to soft-bodied earthworms).