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[Type here] hhjhgjhgjhghjhgjhgjhgjhgjhghcfcvgv Sponsored by Little Facts About Keeping The Earth Green……….. What is soil? The upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles. Soil is a vital part of the natural environment. It influences the distribution of plant species and provides a habitat for a wide range of organisms. Soil composition is an important aspect of nutrient management. Soil water is what readily provides nutrients for plant uptake. Soil is a complex body composed of five major components Mineral matter obtained by the disintegration and decomposition of rocks; Organic matter, obtained by the decay of plant residues, animal remains and microbial tissues; Water, obtained from the atmosphere and the reactions in soil (chemical, physical and microbial); Air or gases, from atmosphere, reactions of roots, microbes and chemicals in the soil
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