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Unformatted text preview: NRES 201 Inro to Soil Science Lec. 27-28 Soil Organic Matter Ch. 11 3/13/2007 Organic C Distribution in Soils The effect of soil texture on organic carbon content Textural Effects? Soils with Clay and Silt produce more biomass Water holding capacity Greater fertility Reduced aeration preserves OM Fewer macropores Oxidation status Clay-humus complexes form Protected SOM from degradation 5 ...
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2011 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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