Mention any three features of arid soil

Mention any three features of arid soil.

Three features of arid soil are :

  1. Arid soils range from red to brown in colour. They are generally sandy in texture and saline in nature.
  2. The soil lacks humus and moisture due to dry climate, high temperature, evaporation is faster causing it to lose moisture.
  3. The lower horizons of the soil are occupied by Kankar because of the increasing calcium content downwards. This Kankar layer restrict the infiltration of water.