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