SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSETPart 23: Soil formation processes

Soil does not form by chance, but as a result of the influence of the five soil formative factors: climate, organisms, topography, parent material and time. These soil formative factors control the soil formation...

SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSET Part 22: Soil formation

Soil does not form by chance, but as a result of the influence of climate, organisms and topography on the parent material over time. The result of these five soil formation factors are responsible...

SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSET Part 21: Soil degradation (iii)

Soil erosion (or loss of soil) is one of the most important aspects that influence global food security. Sustainable agriculture focuses, inter alia, on the protection of the ability of soil to continually support...

SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSET Part 20: Soil degradation (ii)

Soil degradation (deterioration of soil properties) is one of the most important aspects that influence global food security. Sustainable agriculture focuses, inter alia, on the protection of the ability of soil to continually support...

SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSETPart 19: Soil degradation (i)

Soil is the most fundamental resource for the farmer, without which food and natural fibre cannot be produced. This article forms part of a series to highlight this resource. Soil degradation (deterioration of soil properties)...

SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSET Part 18: Saline and sodium soils

Soil is the most fundamental resource for the farmer, without which food and natural fibre cannot be produced. This article forms part of a series to highlight this resource. Salt and sodium enriched soils are...

SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSET Part 17: Organic material in soil...

Soil is the most fundamental resource for the farmer, without which food and natural fibre cannot be produced. This article forms part of a series to highlight this resource. Organic material only makes up a...

SOIL: THE PRODUCER’S MOST IMPORTANT ASSET Part 16: Organic material in soil...

Soil is the most fundamental resource for the farmer, without which food and natural fibre cannot be produced. This article forms part of a series to highlight this resource. Organic material only makes up a...

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