What is Soil?. Conceptual Aspects: Habitat Micro-organisms Bacteria, Fungi – both good and bad Viruses Macro-organisms Worms, Arthropods, Detrivores and Predators Plants Small Mammals Birds. What is Soil?. Conceptual Aspects: Provider to plant life Rooting substrate
We need to keep all these things in mind in our management practices
How does this change how we treat the soil?
Dies onto soil
This process is driven by biological decomposition – mostly from soil bacteria and fungi
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Where does the mineral component come from?
From the weathering of rocks.
Rocks are made up of minerals
Weathering of Rocks
(note: base-forming cations)
Tiny little Video here
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Great Soil Formation Videos Here
Flocculation + Cementation = Aggregation
ρparticle = Msolids/Vsolids
ρbulk = Msolids/Vsoil