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What are the uses of soil?

Asked by Palak, 18 May '09 07:57 pm
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Soil is used in agriculture, where it serves as the primary nutrient base for the plants. The types of soil used in agriculture (among other things, such as the purported level of moisture in the soil) vary with respect to the species of plants that are cultivated.

Soil material is a critical component in the mining and construction industries. Soil serves as a foundation for most construction projects. Massive volumes of soil can be involved in surface mining, road building, and dam construction. Earth sheltering is the architectural practice of using soil for external thermal mass against building walls.

Soil resources are critical to the environment, as well as to food and fiber production. Soil provides minerals and water to plants. Soil absorbs rainwater and releases it later thus preventing floods and drought. Soil cleans the water as it percolates. Soil is the habitat for many organisms.

Waste management often has a soil component. Septic drain fields treat septic tank ...more
Answered by viki sadau pakau, 18 May '09 08:01 pm

 
  
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It helps in the growth of plants.
Answered by rohan khanna, 30 Jul '11 01:03 pm

 
  
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Answered by Rakesh Sinha, 29 Jun '11 06:45 pm

 
  
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