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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Why might you think that this is a fertile soil for vegetation growth?

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The reason for the soil shown in the figure is fertile for vegetation growth.

Explanation

The well-developed soils typically exhibit soil profiles called the soil horizons which differ by the physical and chemical properties. They are designated by a set of letters which refer to their composition, dominant process or position in the profile.

O horizon is the one that is composed of a high content of organic debris and humus. It is only present at the places where there is a cover of decomposed vegetation. The top-soil is referred to as A horizon. These soils contain decomposed organic matter. They are usually dark in color because of the organic matter...

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