THE IMPORTANCE OF SOIL
<ul><li>What's the difference between soil and dirt? </li></ul><ul><li>wrong place - dirt </li></ul>
  T he importance of soil <ul><li>Life, civilization  </li></ul><ul><li>depend on planet's  </li></ul><ul><li>soil and  </...
  <ul><li>Shortages cause: </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul>
  Future    <ul><li>Soil will become even more crucial   World population doubles every 40 years </li></ul><ul><li>only 7 ...
  Soil is non-renewable resource   <ul><li>T hin, fragile layer of life-supporting material  </li></ul><ul><li>Supplies pl...
Soil health <ul><li>Capacity of soil to sustain plant and animal growth </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity of soil to maintain air...
    Soil degradation   <ul><li>United Nations report, 2001:  </li></ul><ul><li>1.75 billion tons of crop soil lost worldwi...
  Reasons for soil degradation <ul><li>Erosion Pollution Desertification  Changes in soil chemistry Increases in salt leve...
  <ul><li>We must take it upon ourselves to practice good soil management and protect our soils.   </li></ul>
How much soil is there? <ul><li>How Much Soil Is There? </li></ul>
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Soil Importance
Fruit and Vegetable Science
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  1. 1. THE IMPORTANCE OF SOIL
  2. 2. <ul><li>What's the difference between soil and dirt? </li></ul><ul><li>wrong place - dirt </li></ul>
  3. 3.   T he importance of soil <ul><li>Life, civilization </li></ul><ul><li>depend on planet's </li></ul><ul><li>soil and </li></ul><ul><li>water resources </li></ul>
  4. 4.   <ul><li>Shortages cause: </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul>
  5. 5. Future   <ul><li>Soil will become even more crucial   World population doubles every 40 years </li></ul><ul><li>only 7 percent of earth's surface is suitable for agriculture </li></ul>
  6. 6. Soil is non-renewable resource <ul><li>T hin, fragile layer of life-supporting material </li></ul><ul><li>Supplies plants, animals with all resources they need </li></ul>
  7. 7. Soil health <ul><li>Capacity of soil to sustain plant and animal growth </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity of soil to maintain air and water quality   </li></ul>
  8. 8.   Soil degradation <ul><li>United Nations report, 2001: </li></ul><ul><li>1.75 billion tons of crop soil lost worldwide to erosion </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9.   Reasons for soil degradation <ul><li>Erosion Pollution Desertification Changes in soil chemistry Increases in salt levels Loss of organic matter </li></ul>
  10. 10.   <ul><li>We must take it upon ourselves to practice good soil management and protect our soils.   </li></ul>
  11. 11. How much soil is there? <ul><li>How Much Soil Is There? </li></ul>
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