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Jul

Specific Storage Stractures used in Karnataka

1. Storage structures of farm products are of two basic types, depending on whether they are stored underground or Above the ground.

2. There is no intrinsic difference between these two provided that basic requirements of safe storage are met.

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Jul

Coastal Alluvium Soils

1. Coastal alluvium soils occur on gently sloping to nearly level plains as a narrow strip along the western coast in the districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Mangalore.

2. They are deposited soils consisting of washed down materials from the western ghats and by the action of the Arabian sea.

3. These are deep to very deep, light grey, pale yellow or brown, sand loamy sand to sandy loam on the surface, with loamy sand, gravelly sandy loam to clay loam in the subsurface horiz

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Jul

Laterite Soils

1. Laterite soils mainly occur on gently undulating, rolling, plain to hilly topography of peninsular gneiss and Dharwad schist regions, occupying areas as a long strip along with western coast in the coastal high rainfall and transitional region comprising major parts of the districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Mangalore, Kodagu and Western parts of Hassan, Chikkamagalur, Shimoga, Dharwad and Belgaum districts; also found in parts of Bangalore, Kolar, Bidar and Gulbarga districts.

2. Th

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Jul

Soils of Valley Plains

1. Soils of valley plains are deposited soils occurring on very gently slope to nearly level of flat valley bottom areas.

2. These are very deep, very dark grey brown, brown to dark reddish brown, sandy loam to clay on the surface and usually clay in the sub-surface horizon.

3. They are neutral to weakly alkaline, usually non-calcareous, and have low to medium CEC and base saturation. The water holding capacity is generally high.

4. The soils are moderately well drained to p

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Jul

Soils of Undulating Mid Slopes

1. Undulating mid soils occur on sleepy to gently sloping undulating to hilly landscape. The soils are very deep, dark brown to dark red, sandy loam to clay loam on the surface and loam to clay loam and at places gravelly sandy clay in the sub-surface horizon, with distinct argillic (clay rich) horizon. 2. These are neutral to weakly acidic in reaction, low in CEC, base saturation and medium to high in water holding capacity. 3. These soils are classified under the orders Alfisols and Ul
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