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10.11: Activity 4 - Decomposition Questions

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    1. Will various soils high in organic matter and humus always have a high level of microbiological activity—Yes or No? (Circle choice) Explain.
    2. Explain how the C/N ratio of various organic materials influences the time required for microbiological decomposition.
    3. List 5 specific benefits of adding organic residues to soils.
    4. What are the 6 most important factors affecting the decomposition of crop residues and other organic waste materials added to soil? (Hint—Consult your text book for possibilities.)


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