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- Blum, W.E.H.; Eswaran, H.
- Journal of food science 2004 v.69 no.2 pp. CRH37
- soil; soil-plant interactions; soil texture; textural soil types; geographical distribution; food production; agricultural land; soil quality; food security; land management; soil properties; poverty; developing countries
- ... Soil is commonly described as the mantle or the skin covering the landmass of planet Earth. Soils perform 6 main functions (biomass production, water quality maintenance, biological habitat, physical infrastructure support, raw materials for human use, and maintaining cultural heritage) and a soil is evaluated by its ability to perform one or more of these functions. The ability of the land to fee ...