Soil Profiling

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Soil is the top layer of the earth’s surface that is capable of sustaining life. According to Uren and Leeper (1993) It is formed at a rate of only 1 cm every 100 to 400 years and it takes 3 000 to 12 000 years to build enough soil to form productive land. This indicates that soil is a non-renewable resource, when destroyed it can never be replaced.

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Soil ProfilingIntroductionSoil is the top layer of the earths surface that is capable of sustaining life. According to Uren and Leeper (1993) It is formed at a rate of only 1 cm every 100 to 400 years and it takes 3 000 to 12 000 years to build enough soil to form productive land. This indicates that soil is a non-renewable resource, when destroyed it can never be replaced. Erosion is a natural process but is often intensified by human land use practises. The word erosion is derived from the Latin rodere meaning to gnaw. The main agents of erosion are water, wind and gravity. Ure

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