Why Is Soil Important in Ecosystems?

Answer Soil ecosystems contain a diversity of life that is greater than in any other ecosystem, notes the Environmental Literacy Council on its website. Soil performs a number of important functions that ... Read More »

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Why is fertile soil important?

How Soil Is Important to Plants & Animals?

Less than 30 percent of Earth's surface is exposed land, and only 10 percent is arable, according to the Central Intelligent Agency's "World Fact Book." Arable land supports soil, the medium that, ... Read More »

In what ways is humus important to the soil?

Humus is the end result of organic matter breaking down in the soil or in a compost pile. Humus is "fluffy", it soaks up water like a sponge and has a tremendous surface area packed into a small sp... Read More »

First important farming tool used to break soil?