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Old 11-05-2013, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by phasthound View Post
Show me a soil with no food for microbial activity. By definition, that material would not classified as "soil".

soil - (i) The unconsolidated mineral or organic material on the immediate surface of the Earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants. (ii) The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the Earth that has been subjected to and shows effects of genetic and environmental factors of: climate (including water and temperature effects), and macro- and microorganisms, conditioned by relief, acting on parent material over a period of time. A product-soil differs from the material from which it is derived in many physical, chemical, biological, and morphological properties and characteristics..
http://soils.usda.gov/education/facts/soil.html

And then you finish your post with a condescending comment.
Get real...
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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