pedological mapping of soil

Soil | Agriculture

Soil types

A soil profile with differently coloured layers of brown earth.

Specific types of soil with their own inherent properties form over a lengthy period as the result of the interplay between a host of environmental factors. Germany has a closed soil covering that is strong in many locations and forms a patchwork of many different types of soil. read more

Soil | Agriculture

Soil development

Rock and soil

What is needed above all for soil to develop is time, and of course rock, which is the material from which soil develops. Likewise necessary are organic substances, water, air and microorganisms. read more

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