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What is meant by soil profile? Explain.


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  • The soil profile is the term used for the vertical section of the earth crust to the depth of 1.83 meters.
  • It shows different layers or horizons of soil for the study of soil in its undisturbed state. 
  • It consists of the following layer:-
 1) O- horizon or surface litter:- is the region of freshly fallen leaves, organic debris and partially decomposed organic matter. 
2) A- horizon or topsoil:- is the region of partially decomposed organic matter (humus), plant roots, living organisms and some inorganic minerals. 
3) E- horizon or zone of leaching:- is the area through which dissolved or suspended materials move down. 
4) B- horizon or subsoil:-  dark coloured and often an accumulation of iron, aluminium, humic compounds and clay leached down from the above layers. 
5) C- horizon or parent material:- where partially broken inorganic materials are found. 
6) R- horizon or bedrock:- is the impenetrable layer, percolated soil water tends to collect at the surface of the bedrock.

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