What are the properties of silt soil?
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Silty soil is slippery when wet, not grainy or rocky. The soil itself can be called silt if its silt content is greater than 80 percent. When deposits of silt are compressed and the grains are pressed together, rocks such as siltstone form. Silt is created when rock is eroded, or worn away, by water and ice.
Silt soils, 0-10% clay
In dry conditions they can become hard and difficult to till. However, they are generally easy to till and can store considerable amounts of water. They require good reconsolidation, but tillage in wet conditions should be avoided.