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crumb structure

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Definition of crumb structure in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The porous structure or condition of soil when its particles are moderately aggregated: good crumb structure depends on the amounts of clay and organic matter in the soil
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  • However, even heavy soils and subsoils can drain adequately if they have good crumb structure.
  • Amongst all kind of structures described above the crumb structure is the most ideal for crops.
  • It usually has granular or crumb structure, but it has subangular blocky structure in some pedons.

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