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Soil Organic Matter



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Soil Organic Matter
Typical percentages of the states of decomposition of organic matter in soil.

Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • College-level
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  • Classroom Lectures
  • Distance Education Classes
  • Extension Presentations
  • Website Information
General Course Areas
  • Introduction to Soil Science
Description
Organic matter is the main energy source for most soil organisms. The stable organic matter (humus) is relatively unavailable; the other pools are in various stages of being decomposed.

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Credit this item to: USDA
Media Date: 2012-12-01
Provided By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


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  • * Know Soil Know Life
    SSSA

Submitted By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


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  • Know Soil Know Life

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