TXT1 = Soil Texture 1, TXT2 = Soil Texture 2 or
TXT3 = Soil Texture 3, TXT4 = Soil Texture 4

+ indicates a heavy texture underneath
- indicates a light texture underneath

The texture describes the relative proportion of sand, silt, and clay in the soil. Soil texture determines the water-holding capacity of a soil and therefore has a direct effect on productivity.  A clay soil can hold ten-times the available water that coarse sand can, and three-times the available water that sandy loam texture can. Therefore, texture ratings reflect water-holding capacity.

 

"Texture 1" is the first texture for the first soil association. The soil texture in this example is CL, which is clay loam. A clay loam (CL) texture for Weyburn soil is rated at 26 points. The maximum allowable texture rating is 35 points.

"Texture 2" is the second soil texture for the first soil association. The soil texture in this example is L, which is loam.  Loam texture for Weyburn soil is rated at 21 points. The texture rating for clay loam to loam is an average of the rate for clay loam and loam, which is 23.5 points rounded to 24 points.

 

"Texture 3" is the first texture for the second soil association. The soil texture in this example is CL, which is clay loam. A clay loam (CL) texture for Weyburn soil is rated at 26 points. The maximum allowable texture rating is 35 points.

"Texture 4" is the second texture for the second soil association. The soil texture in this example is L, which is loam. Loam texture for Weyburn soil is rated at 21 points. The texture rating for clay loam to loam is an average of the rate for clay loam and loam, which is 23.5 points rounded to 24 points.

 

Soil textures: TXT1 and TXT2 are used only for the first soil association. TXT3 and TXT4 are used only for the second soil association.
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