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Soil and Soil Conservation

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  • Q1
    a loose mixture of rock fragment, organic material, water, and air
    Soil
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  • Q2
    the dark, organic material formed in soil from the decayed remains of plants and animals
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    humus
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  • Q3
    best soil for growing most plants, is soil made up of about equal parts of sand, silt, and clay
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    loam
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  • Q4
    made up of distinct layers called horizons (is a layer of soil that differs in color and texture from the layers above or below it)
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    Soil profile
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  • Q5
    is the horizon made of solid rock
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    bedrock
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  • Q6
    consist of topsoil, has more humus than any other layer, roots, worms, and other living organisms, small rocks and mineral fragment
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    A horizon
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  • Q7
    called the subsoil, usually consist clay and other particles leached down from the A Horizon
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    B horizon
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  • Q8
    contains partly weathered rock
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    C horizon
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  • Q9
    organisms that break down the remains of dead plants and animals
    decomposer
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  • Q10
    a method to maintain the fertility of the soil by protecting the soil from erosion and nutrient loss
    soil conservation
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  • Q11
    the process by which wind, water, glaciers, and gravity move (transport) soil and sediment from one location to another
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    erosion
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  • Q12
    -used to prevent erosion
    contour plowing
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  • Q13
    -used to prevent erosion of soil on really steep slopes
    terracing
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  • Q14
    -practice of leaving old stalks, provides cover from erosion from rain (water)
    no-till farming
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  • Q15
    -used to restore nutrients to the soil and prevent erosion
    cover crop
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  • Q16
    -slows down nutrient depletion
    crop rotation
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  • Q17
    Rows of large trees or bushes planted between fields to help block the wind and prevent soil erosion.
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    Windbreaks
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