Soil classification:

Soils in the State have been classified into traditional soil groups namely red soils, laterite soils, black soils, colluvio-alluvial soils, brown forest soils and coastal laterite and alluvial soils. These soils have been further divided into eleven soil sub-groups. Red soils have four subgroups, Laterite soils have two subgroups, Black soils have three subgroups and Alluvial soils have two subgroups. Coastal laterite soils, alluvial soils and forest soils have no subgroups. Area wise distribution and extent of these soils with their characteristics are shown in Table-5.

 

soils.gif (181373 bytes)

Source: NBSS&LUP,R.C.,Bangalore / KSDA

 

OTHER MAPS : (Click on the images to see the enlarged map)

slope.gif (163137 bytes)

LAND SLOPE

soildrain.gif (155592 bytes)

SOIL DRAINAGE

soilerosion.gif (152316 bytes)

SOIL EROSION

soil_gravel.gif (143159 bytes)

SOIL GRAVELLINESS

soilsdeg.gif (191793 bytes)

SOIL DEGRADATION

soilorders.gif (164866 bytes)

SOIL ORDERS

surf_soil1.gif (146711 bytes)

SURFACE SOIL TEXTURE

watcap_S.gif (153475 bytes)

AVAILABLE WATER CAPACITY OF SOILS

 

NIC-AGRI