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How is clayey soil useful for crops?

Answer

Clayey soil is useful for crops because:

1. Clayey soil is rich in organic matter.
2. It provides essential compounds and minerals to the crops so that they can grow better.
3. Clayey soil is more fertile than sandy soil.
4. Clayey soil has very good water-holding capacity due to its very small and tightly packed particles and contains greater than 50% of clay.
5. Clayey soil is rich in humus and very fertile, so it is suitable for the growth of the plants. Such soil is good at retaining water level.

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