Soil Genesis and Development, Scenario 2 - Biosolid Addition and Soil Formation
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Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson
This case study addresses where geographically soil addition of municipal organic wastes occurs and how this addition affects soil profile development and the use of soils as a sustainable resource.
The goal of this application is for students to understand geographically where soil addition of municipal organic wastes occurs and how this addition affects soil profile development and the use of soils as a sustainable resource.
- Identify which constituents in organic wastes are of concern in terms of environmental pollution.
- Identify which constituents may lead to an improvement in profile development and soil sustainability
- Identify the effects of biota/organisms on soil formation.
[Lesson map of application scenario on agroecosystems. Highlighted in red on the map are concepts addressed in this application lesson. Image courtesy of UNL, 2006.]