Soil Erosion & Soil Conservation Measures

Soil Erosion & Soil Conservation Measures: What is Soil? The surface material covering much of the earth, composed of the minerals, particles, humus, water, air, in which plants can grow is called soil. It is the loose material forming the upper layer of the earth’s crust. It is formed slowly over a longer period by chemical and mechanical weathering of bedrock. About 90% of the soil is composed of inorganic matter. What is Soil Erosion? The literal meaning of soil erosion is wearing away of soil. Soil erosion occurs when the rate of removal of soil by water and or … Continue reading Soil Erosion & Soil Conservation Measures