Table 1.1-2. Ideal soil bulk densities and root growth limiting bulk densities for soils of different textures.
|Soil texture||Ideal bulk densities||Bulk densities that may affect root growth||Bulk densities that may restrict root growth|
|Source: generalized from USDA-NRCS soil quality test kit guide.|
|Sand, loamy sand||<1.60||1.70||>1.80|
|Sandy loam, loam, sandy clay loam, clay loam, silt, silt loam, silty clay loam||<1.40||1.60||>1.75|
|Sandy clay, silty clay, clay||<1.10||1.50||>1.60|