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IV.

Results
Table 1. Mass of sieved soil particles with the paper container.
Soil type

Mass

Gravel

37.5g

Sand

38.1g

Silt

27.2g

Clay
TOTAL

102.8g

Gravel:
37.5g x 100 = 36.48%
102.8g
Sand:
38.1 x 100 = 37.06%
2.8g

Silt and Clay:
27.2g x 100 = 26.46%
102.8g

permeability. soil workability. The larger the particles. It is usually found near bodies of water and can withhold a . Gravels are the largest particles in a soil. Sand is composed of finely divided rocks and mineral particles. It reside on the upmost surface of the soil since it take up more space than the other particles and could not pass through them. Discussion Soil texture is a composition of gravel. These are the kinds that are usually the most obvious parts of the soil consisting of small rocks and pebbles. and the ability of plants to grow. And each of this has a specific pore size that holds the water within.Soil character: LOAM V. Soil texture is a factor in the soil’s behavior. This determines its ability to withhold water. These are what make the texture and gradient of a soil. Due to its large mass it is not ideal for water absorption because of its surface area that make up it structure does not have pores enough to absorb water. the larger the pores. which is sorted into different size particles that affects water-holding capacity. it not a good ground for plants. It has a doughy feel to it when wet and has sandy grain feel when dry. however air and water pass through sand quickly thus it does not retain nutrient absorption well. Each composition of the soil has a particular size. The sizes of the particles are small that it feels grainy and does not stick to each other unless it is with the presence of water. Its pores between particles allow water and air flow. and clay. silt. sand. porosity. meaning it can hold more water than those smaller particles. Silt is a soil particle that is in between sand and clay. Due to its grainy and fluid like movement. The soil behavior varies on the composition of the soil.

on the other hand. each of the soil particles was sorted and its percentage was obtained for the data to be computed. Clay among other soil particles is the smallest. sand and silt and is the best soil for growing plants. are made up of particles with diameters ranging from 0. and 26. and using the Soil Texture Triangle. It can hold more water than the others thus when wet is feels sticky and can be molded into different shapes. It has smaller particles and slower drainage than sand. we obtained 36. Erosion by glaciers are often responsible for formation of silt. According to the triangle. In this experiment. Loam is a mixture of clay. its texture class was determined. which enables it to retain more water and nutrients for plants. Although it can absorb water enough for plants. the soil is loam.46% for silt and clay. Wet silt does not stick together and cannot mold into different shapes. It holds great amount of water and nutrients that makes it ideal for growing plants.002 mm to 0. .06% Sand. 37. To determine the soil texture. it is not ideal for some plant because little amount of air pass through it due to its finer particles.48% Gravel. Silt.large amount of water due to its size that is larger than clay but smaller than sand.05 mm.

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