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Human health depends on soil fertility

2015 is the International Year of Soils. Organizations around the world are drawing attention to the critical role that soils play in sustaining human health. Most of our food is grown on soil. The soil’s fertility determines a large part of the nutritional value of that food.  Read more

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What is the nutrient value of lost organic matter by erosion?

The loss of organic matter and its nutrient value by erosion has significant effect on both the long-term sustainability of the soil nutrient pool and soil productivity. Nutrient availability in the soil to plants is inherently linked to the soil organic matter pool that is replenished through plant-animal-soil-atmosphere interactions, creating different pools of organic matter. Read more

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