Soil, in the


Soil, in the
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  • Soil science — is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil pH — is the pH of soil water. It is based on the measurement of pH, which depends on the activity of hydrogen ions (H+) in a solution.There are many different methods to collect soil water, all which influence the measured soil pH in one way or… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil structure — is determined by how individual soil granules clump or bind together and aggregate, and therefore, the arrangement of soil pores between them. Soil structure has a major influence on water and air movement, biological activity, root growth and… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil mechanics — is a discipline that applies principles of engineering mechanics, e.g. kinematics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of material, to predict the mechanical behavior of soils. Together with Rock mechanics, it is the basis for solving many… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil conservation — is set of management strategies for prevention of soil being eroded from the earth’s surface or becoming chemically altered by overuse, salinization, acidification, or other chemical soil contamination. The principal approaches these strategies… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil food web — The soil food web is the community of organisms living all or part of their lives in the soil. It describes a complex living system in the soil and how it interacts with the environment, plants, and animals. Introduction Food webs describe the… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil horizon — Soil samples illustrating horizons (subsoil on right) A soil horizon is a specific layer in the land area that is parallel to the soil surface and possesses physical characteristics which differ from the layers above and beneath …   Wikipedia

  • Soil carbon — is the generic name for carbon held within the soil, primarily in association with its organic content. This discussion begins with a brief introduction to soil carbon, its function within the soil, influences on soil carbon, and finally the… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil survey — Soil survey, or soil mapping, is the process of classifying soil types and other soil properties in a given area and geo encoding such information. It applies the principles of soil science, and draws heavily from geomorphology, theories of soil… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil morphology — is the field observable attributes of the soil within the various soil horizons and the description of the kind and arrangement of the horizons. [cite book | last = Buol | first = Stanley W. | authorlink = | coauthors = Southard, Randal J.,… …   Wikipedia

  • Soil health — is an assessment of ability of a soil to meet its range of ecosystem functions as appropriate to its environment. Aspects of soil health The term soil health is used to assess the ability of a soil to: *Sustain plant and animal productivity and… …   Wikipedia


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