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NRES 201 Intro to Soil Science Lec. 3-4. Soil Physical Properties Ch. 4 1/10/2011 3 Soil structure creates a framework of aggregates and establishes the pore space in the soil. Ideal soil; good balance of micro- and macropores Micropores retain water against the pull of gravity. They contain the soil solution. Macropores drain free of water.
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Unformatted text preview: They contain the soil atmosphere. For a soil to be well-aerated there must be a continuous arrangement of macropores from the surface to subsoil (i.e. worm holes, cracks, abandoned root channels) SOIL STRUCTURE Good Topsoil From Dredged Illinois River Sediment East Peoria Sediment Demonstration Site...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course NRES 201 taught by Professor Olson,k during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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