Tips and Tricks on Soil


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.

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.

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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