soil formation process

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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7 PROCESSES INVOLVED IN SOIL FORMATION

7 PROCESSES INVOLVED IN SOIL FORMATION

Soil is defined as the uppermost surface layer of loose or unconsolidated materials which overlie the crustal rock on which the plant grows. Soil can also be defined as a mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and myriads organisms. The following are the processes that are involved in soil formation.  Organic accumulation. This process …

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