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The importance of soil

The importance of soil

We have seen the importance of soils through history but why are they still so important and why are they under threat?

Think of some reasons why you think soil is important. Then watch this 2 part video in this and the next Step with Professor John Quinton which highlights some of the reasons why soil is so important and identifies some of the major threats to soil conservation.

Had you thought of all of the reasons identified by John for why soil is important?

Did you come up with any others?

Please post your thoughts.

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Soil Science: Exploring the World Beneath our Feet

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