Thread: CEC formula?
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:42 AM
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CEC simply means the resting spot for nutrient ions that are accessible to the roots and are typically 'colloids' of clay, silt and humus...

By definition your red clay SHOULD have lots of CE Sites according to definition, but this article will help to make sense as to why it doesn't... If you'd like to discuss it feel free to PM...

http://soils.missouri.edu/tutorial/page9.asp

"... Aggregation begins with flocculation of clay particles (platelets) into microscopic clumps called floccules; the cations that are caught between two platelets attract the negative charges on both platelets, binding them together..."
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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