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Soil is the most important media for agriculture

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Origin of term

The term SOIL was derived from the Latin Word “SOLUM” Meaning FLOOR


It is a natural body composed of mineral and organic constituents, having a definite genesis and a distinct nature of its own

It has evolved through weathering processes driven by biological, climatic, geologic, and topographic influence

It is natural elements of weathered landscapes whose properties may vary spatially

For scientific study, it is useful to think of them as unions of modules known as pedons

A pedon is the smallest element of landscape that is related to it


This definition was given by Dokuchaiev (1900), a russian scientist who is known as father of soil science

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