CHAPTER 10

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  1. What is soil?
    Is a complex mixture of inorganic and organic materials with variable amounts of air and water.
  2. Inorganic Material
    clay, silt, sand, gravel and rocks
  3. Organic
    • Of living and non-living plant and animal material.
    • Living organisms- insects, earthworms and microorganisms
    • non-living- plants and animals waste and residues(remains of dead bodies) in differnt stages of decompoition.
  4. Soil is broken down into six general features
    • 1.texture
    • 2.structure
    • 3.acidity
    • 4.gas content
    • 5.biotic composition
    • 6.water content
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CHAPTER 10
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creating a subtainable system
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