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organic soil

[ȯr′gan·ik ′sȯil]
(geology)
Any soil or soil horizon consisting chiefly of, or containing at least 30% of, organic matter; examples are peat soils and muck soils.

organic soil

Soil with a high organic content; in general, organic soils are very compressible and have poor load-sustaining properties.
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coli--field results results Organic Soil Medium High Podzol Medium High Allophanic Soil Low Low Pumice Soil Low Low Brown Soil High High Recent Soil Medium High Soil Potential to leach E.
Organic soil amendments (OSAs) with or without inorganic basal NPKS fertilizer was broadcast on the soil surface and worked into the soil to a depth of 10 cm using a rake a week before transplanting seedlings.
Working with Elham Ghabbour and Geoffrey Davies, leaders of the National Soil Project at Northeastern University, The Organic Center contacted organic farmers who acted as "citizen scientists" to collect organic soil samples from throughout the country to compare with the conventional soil samples already in the National Soil Project's data set.
Although some studies have been conducted on organic soils [2-4], the knowledge of organic sand remains scanty.
and Nawrocki, W.: 2015, A study of bedrock geological structure of the ARENA object in Krakow-Czyzyny using geophysical methods to detect the presence of organic soil. Przeglad Geologiczny, 63, No.
Due to these pozzolanic characteristics, the shear strength and bearing capacity of the organic soil can be increased by stabilizing it with fly ash.
A healthy organic soil makes for more nutritional vegetables.
The population of phosphate solubilizers, yeast, rhizobium, azotobacter and actinomycetes were higher in organic soil than that of inorganic soil (Table-1) and this increase ranged between 35.48% (population of yeast) and 235.71% (population of azotobacter).
On the other hand, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has defined soil types as organic soils (or Histosols) if more than half of the upper 80 cm of the soil is organic or if organic soil material of any thickness rests on rock or fragmental material having interstices filled with organic materials (United States Department of Agriculture, 1998; Murtedza et al., 2002).
Ebrahim's business concept, which provides a green and environmentally friendly production of compost by turning waste into an organic soil fertiliser, won the first place in the Creative Business Cup GCC Competition held in Bahrain during Global Entrepreneurship Week last month.
The mineral, zeolite, comes from degraded volcanic rock, has antifungal activity, and qualifies as an organic soil treatment.