Soil News

Soil is a complex mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and microorganisms that together support life on Earth. It forms the upper layer of the Earth’s crust and is crucial for the growth of plants, which in turn sustain animal life and contribute to the global food web. Soil composition varies widely depending on factors such as climate, landscape, and biological activity, which in turn influences its texture, structure, and nutrient content. Apart from its vital role in agriculture and ecology, soil also plays a key role in the carbon cycle and as a regulator of atmospheric gases. Soil conservation is increasingly important as issues such as erosion, contamination, and loss of soil fertility pose challenges to sustainable agriculture and the natural environment.