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Is a clay soil in an arid region better adapted for irrigation than a sandy loam?

Ralph in N.E.Oh says 2017-07-20 10:39:10 (CST)

My gut feeling says yes due to the holding capacity of the clay, But I will wait for the answer in case my thinking is off

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K.C. Fox says 2017-07-20 21:27:02 (CST)

I don't think so OK.

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vince mautino says 2017-07-23 20:26:07 (CST)

I think so. I farmed a little bit of land south of Albuquerque, NM which was the old Rio Grande river bottom. Basically all sand. It took me about five years of running that muddy ditch water across it to get the sand sealed up so I could grow something. Of course in the calichi country which was all clay, it was tough to ever plow it, let alone farm. It made good adobes though. If a person had pivot type sprinklers and just sandy soil ( not all sand), good crops could be grown if the person had enough water rights

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JerryHicks says 2017-07-24 04:58:25 (CST)


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Ralph in N.E.Oh says 2017-07-27 08:23:06 (CST) thinking was off on this one!
Thanks Jerry

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