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June 18, 2014, 1:18 p.m. -  Glen Gonzales

#!markdown Not to stir debate, because I have absolutely no knowledge about this topic whatsoever … but, Dr. Wiki says the following: "Loam is soil composed mostly of sand and silt, and a smaller amount of clay (about 40%-40%-20% concentration respectively).[1] These proportions can vary to a degree however, and result in different types of loam soils: sandy loam, silty loam, clay loam, sandy clay loam, silty clay loam, and loam.[1] In the USDA textural classification triangle, the only soil that is not predominantly sand, silt nor clay is called "loam". Loam soils generally contain more nutrients, moisture, and humus than sandy soils, have better drainage and infiltration of water and air than silty soils, and are easier to till than clay soils. The different types of loam soils each have slightly different characteristics, with some draining liquids more efficiently than others."

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