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Introduction: The objectives for the Soil Management experiment was to understand what type of soil horizon the layers of soil were, the soil profile, the soil texture/color, and the amount of water capacity each layers could obtain. To conduct a chemical analysis of the soil horizon, the class used soil testing kits; including nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and pH. Taking notice of the soil’s location, the hypothesis was that there would be higher amount of water capacity for the top layer and also stronger test results with the soil testing kit. Method: The method of procedure our class performed was dividing up into groups of four, and going to the nature trail. Then, after measuring the slope of the area (being 45 degrees), we measured the different types of soil with a meter stick. The O horizon (dark soil) had a depth of 9 inches. The A Horizon, or humus layer, had a depth of 34 inches including the O horizon. The B Horizon, of clay and metal, had a depth of 55 inches, and then the C horizon, or bedrock. After calculating the slope and the depth of the horizons O, A, B, and C, we then
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course BIO 140 taught by Professor Comes,mandy during the Spring '08 term at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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