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Soils for Paddy     

Soils for Paddy (Oryza sativa L.)

(Karnataka state)

  • The soils of Karnataka are laterite, red sandy or gravelly, red loamy, deltaic and coastal alluvium.


                                                    Laterite soil                                         Red sandy soil


                                        Red loamy soil                                          Alluvial soil

  • Laterite and lateritic soils are found in the coastal districts of north and south Kanara, parts of Belgaum, Shimoga, Chickmagalore, Hassan and Coorg.
  • The black soils are found in the districts of Belgaum, Dharwar, Bidar, Raichur and parts of Bellary.

Black soil

  • The districts of Mysore and parts of Hassan are having red soils where as some parts of Shimoga and Chickmagalore districts are having red loam soils. These soils are well-drained and light-textured.

Red soil

  • Black and red soils are found in the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, Dharwar, Raichur, Bellary and Chitradurga.
  • Generally, upland areas are having red soils and lowland areas are having black soils.    

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