soil structure


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soil structure

[′sȯil ‚strək·chər]
(geology)
Arrangement of soil into various aggregates, each differing in the characteristics of its particles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

soil structure

The arrangement and state of aggregation of soil particles in a soil mass.
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As a result, lumpiness increases, which adversely affects the soil structure. Therefore, farmers tend to burn the residues of crop after harvesting," he added.
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