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Soil Science. Springville, Utah. Where does soil come from? Rocks Minerals Organic Matter. Sagebrush-Cold Desert. Mollisol Profile. What are the main components of soil?. Mineral Matter Air Water Organic Matter. Soil Particles. Note: clays are microscopic in size !. Clay minerals

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Springville utah

Soil Science

Springville, Utah


Springville utah

  • Where does soil come from?

  • Rocks

  • Minerals

  • Organic Matter


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Sagebrush-Cold Desert

Mollisol Profile


What are the main components of soil

What are the main components of soil?

  • Mineral Matter

  • Air

  • Water

  • Organic Matter


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Soil Particles

Note: clays are microscopic in size !


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Clay minerals

photographed

with an electron

Microscope.

Note: they are plate

or flake like and

are stacked on top

of each other.

They are electrically

charged and act like

magnets that attract

and hold plant

nutrients.


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Soil should have aggregates!


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Organic matter is soil gold !


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What causes soil erosion?

Water

Wind

No Vegetation


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My Neighbor has my soil!


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Rain drop erosion


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The Great Dust Bowl

Wind Erosion


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The Great Dust Bowl


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Clouds of Silt


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Wind Erosion removed topsoil


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Wind eroded soil


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Rill Erosion


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Gully Erosion

How did the Canyon Lands

of Utah form?


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Vegetation protects soil


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Erosion Prayer


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Our lives depend on preserving our topsoils.


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Cotton in Furrows


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What are the FACTORS

that make SOIL?

TIME

1000’S TO 10,000’S OF YEARS

LAY OF THE LAND

TOPOGRAPHY

LIVING ORGANISMS

ANIMALS AND PLANTS

CLIMATE

HOT/COLD, WIND/RAIN

PARENT MATERIAL

ROCKS AND MINERALS


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Topography

Physical land features


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What are some practices

Of

SOIL CONSERVATION?

Terracing

Strip Cropping

Contour Plowing

Tilling

Wind Breaks

Ground Covers


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Strip Cropping

Contour Plowing


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Contour Farming


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Contour Farming


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Tilling Soil on flat land


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Furrow Irrigation


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Minimum Tillage


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Strip Cropping


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Strip Crop Farming


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Soil - We cannot live without it!


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Give a hand to the land


Internet sites

Internet Sites

  • http://www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov/class/sammy.htm


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