Horticulture Science Explaining a Soil Profile. Instruction / Help. Green arrow to go forward Blue arrow to go back Red Home icon to go to the beginning of the slide show Now click on the green arrow at the bottom to continue. What is a soil profile?.
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1. Parent material
3. Native vegetation
4. Weathering (time)
2. Slope- angle that the land is on
3. Native vegetation- plants growing on the land.
4. Weathering- water and wind
5. Climate- temperature
1. Materials such as fallen leaves, wind-blown dust, or chemicals from air pollution that may be added to the soil are additions.
2. Materials may be lost from the soil which is called losses.
3. Materials may be moved within the soil.
4. Materials may be altered in the soil, resulting in transformations.