Month: November 2018

2 types of census

2 Types of the census

Census is the process of collecting, compiling, and publishing demographic, economic, and social data pertaining to specified time or times to all people in the country or territory. Census can be classified according to time interval it takes from one census to another or approach of undertaking the census. Classification of census according to the …

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6 importance of soil structure

6 importance of soil structure

Soil structure refers to the arrangement (aggregation) of individual particles according to their size into soil shapes. In other words, soil structure is the way in which soil particles are grouped or bound to form soil shape. The following are importance of soil structure: Soil structure influences plant growth by influencing root penetration and water …

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What is meant by cheluviation in soil forming process?

What is meant by cheluviation in soil forming process?

Cheluviation is the process in which the minerals are dissolved and transported downwards under the influence of chelating agents. Chelating agents are the organic acids produced after the decomposition of organic matter Cheluviation is one of the processes of soil formation.  The echolocation process is similar to leaching in that it involves the downward movement …

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What is meant by humification in soil formation process?

humification is the process by which the remains of dead organisms of both animals and plants accumulate, decompose, and mix with soil to form humus in the soil body. the process is mainly done by soil-living organisms. it is one of the important processes in soil formation as it makes the soil have humus, which …

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What is leaching?

What is leaching?

Leaching is the removal of materials in solution or suspension downwards as water moves vertically through the soil body by the force of gravity. Leaching results in movements of soluble and suspended materials in water percolation. Leaching involves two forms: Elluviation – which is washing out of materials in solution or suspension from the overlying …

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