Agronomy and Horticulture Department

 

Title

Soils - Part 2: Physical Properties of Soil and Soil Water

Date of this Version

1999

Document Type

Article

Citation

Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson

Comments

Copyright © 1999 Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary. Used by permission.

Abstract

This lesson will help you understand the major components of the physical properties of soil. You will learn such terms as texture, aggregation, soil structure, bulk density, and porosity as it relates to soils. You will learn how soil holds and transmits water and cultural practices that enhance or degrade physical properties of the soil.

[This lesson, as well as the other nine lessons in the Soils series, is taken from the “Soils Home Study Course,” published in 1999 by the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.]

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