How laterite soils are formed? Give any one negative and one positive aspect of the soil

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How laterite soils are formed? Give any one negative and one positive aspect of the soil.

Answer:
The laterite soils develop in areas with high temperature and heavy rainfall. This is the result of intense leaching due to heavy rains.

  • Positive Aspect: After adopting appropriate soil conservation techniques particularly in the hilly areas of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, this soil is very useful for growing tea and coffee.
  • Negative Aspect: Humus content of the soil is low because most of the micro-organisms, particularly the decomposers like bacteria, get destroyed due to high temperature.