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3: Soil Taxonomy

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  • Learning Objectives

    • To be able to identify epipedons and endopedons
    • To become familiar with the 12 soil orders
    • To understand the structure of Soil Taxonomy
    • To begin to understand some of the broader applications and importance of Soil Taxonomy and classification of soils

    GOAL: To understand the main soil factors that contribute to the classification of a soil and how to use the system of Soil Taxonomy.

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