What is soil fertility?

Soil fertility refers to the ability of the soil to support the growth of plant by supplying all plants nutrients, water and air in sufficient and balanced ratio. The soil that support the growth of plants  by having nutrients, water and air is described as fertile soil.

MEANING OF SOIL FERTILITY

Fertile soil will contain all major nutrients for basic plant nutrition such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium as well as other nutrients needed in small quantities such as calcium,magnesium, sulfur, iron and zinc. Usually fertile soil will also have some organic matter that improves soil structure, soil moisture retention and also nutrients retention and also will have PH between 6 and 7.

 

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