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Soil

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Soil
the loose, weathered material on the surface of the earth where plants can grow
Organic matter
material from living things; broken down in soil
Permeability
the ability to pass materials through
Humus
dark colored organic (made from living things) matter in soil
clay
very fine sediment in soil particles invisible to the eye
fertilizer
material that adds nutrition to the soil
Crop
a plant that is grown as food, lawns, garden, and ornamental plants such as flowers.
bedrock
the solid layer of soil beneath the topsoil that contains mostly clay and other minerals

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