Problems with the Sandy Loam Subclass Definition1
- M. D. Mays and
- B. R. Brasher2
There are undefined particle-size distributions that are within the definition of sandy loams but not within the definitions of any of the subclasses of sandy loams according to the 1981 draft of chapter 4 of the Soil Survey Manual. These undefined particle-size distributions can be accommodated by appending the following phrase to the sandy loam subclass definition: “or less than 15 percent very coarse, coarse and medium sand and less than 30 percent either fine or very fine sand.”Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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