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1: Introduction to Soil Science and Soil Formation

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    14426
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    Learning Objectives

    • To recognize the variety of sub-disciplines that exist within soil science
    • To define “soil”
    • To understand the primary soil forming factors and processes
    • To learn the concepts and methods used for identifying and describing soils (color, structure, texture)

    GOAL: To better understand the concepts of soil formation and applications of methods for describing and identifying soils

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    1: Introduction to Soil Science and Soil Formation is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Anna R. Schwyter & Karen L. Vaughan via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.