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What are characteristics of desert soils?

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Characteristics of desert soils include;

  • They are thin/shallow
  • They are stony/sandy
  • They lack humus/low organic matter content
  • They are saline
  • They are loose grained/porous/coarse textured
  • They are rich in calcium/high lime content
  • They have low moisture content
  • They are yellow/brown/red in colour
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