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					                     SOIL TYPES IN INDONESIA
1. SOIL DEFINITION
   Soil is a natural heterogeneous objects, consists of solid, liquid and gas. It has
   dynamic nature and behavior.
   Soil is considerably funtioned as tools in agriculture productivity, since it has been
   funtioned as planting media. Agriculture productivity is dependant to the pphysical,
   chemical and biological nature of the soil. As the planting medium, soil has functions
   as follows.
   a. Growing media for plants
   b. Providing variety nutrient plants
   c. Providing air for roots breathing
   d. Providing water for plants


2. Soil Components
   Soil Consists of mineral substance, organic substance and ground water. Mineral
   substance derives from rock weathering, while organic substance derives from
   decomposition of non living organism. With regards to that situation, there are
   destructive and constructive processes within soils. The destructive process is
   decomposition of mineral substance and organic substance. The constructive process
   is reconstruction process of mineral substance and organic subs tance into new
   compound.

				
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