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Introduction

Soil

Soil is the most important media for agriculture

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SHC

Classification of soils

Soil Groups Of India

importance and textural classes

and many more….

Origin of term

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

Definition

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

Father

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

Further reading

http://www.wikipedia.com