Red Clay Soils of the Northern Piedmont by Jordan Hoffman

Typically, when someone hears the words clay and farming in the same sentence, a negative outcome is expected. Clay is associated with compaction and terrible drainage. This is because the clay soil most people have encountered has been compacted beyond repair. Clay soil has a lot of benefits for farming. The red clay soils in the Northern Piedmont are prime farming soils. Soil is separated into three main particle size groups: sand, silt, and...

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