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Bama (soil)

The Professional Soil Classifiers Association of Alabama adopted a resolution at its 1996 annual meeting recommending the Bama Soil Series as the state soil. The association is composed of a group of soil classifiers representing the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, the USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Alabama A&M University, private soil consultants, the Board of Registration for Professional Soil Classifiers, and the Alabama Department of Public Health. The Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts also joined in recommending the Bama Soil Series as the official State Soil. The Bama series was designated the official state soil by the Alabama Legislature on April 22, 1997.

Bama soils are mainly in level to gently sloping areas on high stream terraces paralleling major river systems and on broad marine terraces. These very deep, well- drained, moderately permeable soils formed in thick deposits of loamy fluvial or marine sediments. These soils make up more than , mainly in the western and central parts of Alabama. They occur in 26 counties. These soils are well suited to cultivated crops, pasture, hay, woodland, and most urban land uses. Cotton and corn are the main cultivated crops.

Bama soils are classified in USDA soil taxonomy as fine-loamy, siliceous, subactive, thermic Typic Paleudults.


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Bama (band)

Bama was a studio pop group from Muscle Shoals, Alabama composed of Terry Skinner, Ken Bell, and J.L. Wallace. They released one album in 1979, Touch Me When We're Dancing, which included the single and title track " Touch Me When We're Dancing". The song charted number 86 US and number 42 US AC. The song was favorably reviewed in Billboard.

It was re-recorded and released by The Carpenters in 1981 with their version reaching number 16 US and number 1 US AC. Country music group Alabama also recorded a version in 1986 that reached number 1 on the country charts. Bama also wrote, but did not release their own version of the song " Even the Nights Are Better", which became a major hit for Air Supply in 1982. Lead Terry Skinner has been a successful songwriter writing some pop hits, but mostly country hits for acts such as The Forester Sisters, David Frizzell and Highway 101.

Bama (writer)

Bama (born: 1958), also known as Bama Faustina Soosairaj, is a Tamil, Dalit Feminist and novelist. She rose to fame with her autobiographical novelKarukku (1992), which chronicles the joys and sorrows experienced by Dalit Christian women in Tamil Nadu. She subsequently wrote two more novels, Sangati (1994) and Vanmam (2002) along with two collections of short stories: Kusumbukkaran (1996) and Oru Tattvum Erumaiyum (2003).