Tips and Tricks on Soil


 


1
Pedogenesis is the process of formation of soil from rocky earth's crust. It involves following two processes:
(i) Weathering
(ii) Decomposition of organic matter and subsequent humification and mineralization.



2
Weathering: It is the process of breaking down of rocks into small, fine mineral particles. It may occur due to physical, chemical or biological means.



   3
Humification is the process by which simplified detritus (partially decomposed organic matter) gets converted into dark coloured amorphous substance called humus in the soil. Humus is the reservoir of nutrients.


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