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

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The LOAMS software provides online tools that bring clarity and meaning to complex laboratory results, maintenance recommendations that improve production and save money, and programmes and support that foster collaborative customer partnerships.
"The launch of the LOAMS platform confirms our commitment to support client needs for lubricant and oil analysis services," said Rupert Crasto, sales and marketing manager for Bureau Veritas Oil & Petrochemicals in the Middle East.
Luxury Owner Association Management Services (LOAMS) is the Owners Association Manager for several buildings of DAMAC Properties including Ocean Heights, Park Towers, Marina Terrace, the Waves and many other buildings.
BD was observed to be highest in sand, followed by silty clay, sandy clay loam, loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, clay loam, clay, and silty clay loam.
Variable underlying geology leads to differing soil types planted to vineyards in each AVA; predominantly loamy fine sands and fine sandy loam in Texas High Plains, silty clay loam and loam in Escondido Valley, loam and clay loam in Texas Davis Mountains, and clay loam and sandy loam in Mesilla Valley.
The six categories (Soil Type) were: Fox Sandy Loam (n = 8), Harrow Loam and Sandy Loam (n = 7), Berrien Sandy Loam or Burford Loam (n = 8), sands (Berrien, Eastport and Plainfield Sand, n = 6), very fine textured sands/sandy loams and silt loams (n = 10, Tuscola Fine Sandy Loam subset = 3) and clays, marshes and wetlands (n = 7).
The following data were used for each surface horizon selected: % sand, silt, clay, and organic carbon by weight; water retention by weight at 10-kPa (for sands), 33-kPa (for silt loams and silty clay loams), and 1500-kPa for all textural groups.
The parameters for both the Freundlich and linear isotherms are given in Tables 5 and 6 for the Motupiko and Waikiwi silt loams, respectively.
Effect of irrigation on soil chemical properties in the Te Puninga and Waitoa silt loams at three selected depths Values are means, with ranges in parentheses Soil Na(A) Ca(A) Mg(A) K(A) ([cmol.sub.
Field studies have also shown that P is very mobile in throughflow in loams with low extractable P levels (e.g.
The Werribee-Keilor plains consist predominantly of four soil types: three soils with uniform texture: Corangamite stony loam, Grenville and Mooleric clays and a fourth with (alkaline) duplex texture: red-brown clay loam of the Werribee plains (Leeper 1982; Cochrane et al.
Soil texture is usually classified as clay, clay loam, loam, sandy loam, or sand.
Where nitrate is non-limiting, denitrification rates appear to be highest in irrigated loam soils.