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TOPSOIL
Review of Short Phrases and Links

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Definitions

  1. Topsoil is the upper layer of soil, usually the top 2 to 8 inches.
  2. The topsoil is usually stripped and stockpiled nearby for rehabilitation of newly constructed embankments along the road. (Web site)
  3. Most topsoil is made up of loam.

Northeast Iowa

  1. Light colored soils in northeast Iowa have lost their topsoil.

Fresh Water

  1. The land-based ecosystem depends upon topsoil and fresh water, and the oceanic ecosystem depends upon dissolved nutrients washed down from the land.

Year

  1. A Haitian government study in 1998 estimated that 37 million tons of topsoil washes away every year, most of it in the Artibonite. (Web site)

Trees

  1. EARTHWORM BURROWS: the tunnels earthworms make beneath the topsoil do a tremendous service to the trees and plants above.

Grass

  1. To minimize wind reworking of ash dumps, the surfaces of some disposal sites were covered with topsoil and seeded with grass. (Web site)

Growth

  1. Coir also promotes the growth of new vegetation by absorbing water and preventing the topsoil from drying out.
  2. A field study was conducted to investigate the effects of topsoil thickness on distributions of root density and growth. (Web site)

Watershed

  1. Overburden is a forest, it's topsoil, it's everything that's part of a watershed.

Surface

  1. Ceiling dust, topsoil, surface and groundwater of nearby properties should also be tested, both before and after any remediation. (Web site)

Pesticides

  1. Dissipation in the topsoil, mobility within the soil profile and leaching of pesticides were studied for a period of 28 days after application.

Thick

  1. Five tons of topsoil spread over an acre is only as thick as a dime. (Web site)

Inches

  1. Productivity drops off sharply when topsoil reaches 6 inches or less, the average crop root zone depth (Sundquist 2005). (Web site)

Water

  1. Sediment - Topsoil, sand, and minerals washed from the land into water, usually after rain or snow melt.

Organic Matter

  1. B) Topsoil: well decomposed organic matter, mixed with a smaller amount of minerals.
  2. Three target variables: organic matter, pH in topsoil and topsoil thickness were predicted from six relief parameters and nine soil mapping units. (Web site)

Erosion

  1. In Jamaica, forest clearance in coastal watersheds brought about the erosion of 80 million tons of topsoil a year. (Web site)
  2. It takes approximately 500 years to replace 25 millimeters (1 inch) of topsoil lost to erosion. (Web site)
  3. This protective covering prevents erosion and loss from wind and rain (a good topsoil is slow in the making - so erosion is like a bank-robbery). (Web site)

Soil

  1. They enrich and aerate the soil; Charles Darwin found that worms turn over the top six inches (15 cm) of topsoil every 20 years. (Web site)

Peat

  1. After making the frames, we filled them with about 3 or 4 inches of a mixture of peat, composted manure and topsoil.

Compost

  1. Triple mix is a mixture of three equal parts of topsoil, peat, and compost. (Web site)
  2. Raised beds are great for bell peppers, with good topsoil, compost, and rotted manure mixed in.

Topsoil

  1. Subsoil is the layer of soil under the topsoil on the surface of the ground.
  2. The actual depth of the topsoil layer can be measured as the depth from the surface to the first densely packed soil layer known as hardpan.
  3. Overburden is a mining term describing everything on top of the ore that the mining operation seeks - trees, topsoil, the earth's crust.

Categories

  1. Science > Industry > Agriculture > Compost
  2. Fuels > Fossil Fuels > Coal > Peat
  3. Soil Profile
  4. Science > Industry > Agriculture > Erosion
  5. Organic Matter
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