CAUSES OF LOSS OF SOIL NUTRIENTS

WAYS IN WHICH SOIL NUTRIENTS CAN BE LOST (1) Crop Removali. Nutrients are removed from the soil by crops for growth, development and production.ii. When the crops are harvested, the nutrients contained in the plants are never returned to the soil.iii. The rapid removal of nutrients from the soil by continuous croppingg completely deprives the… Continue reading CAUSES OF LOSS OF SOIL NUTRIENTS

THE CARBON CYCLE AND ITS IMPORTANCE

what is Carbon cycle Carbon cycle: involves the series of processes which contribute to the circulation of carbon in nature.i. Carbon dioxide is removed from the air mainly by photosynthesis during which plants use it to manufacture their own food.ii. Carbon is lost in form of carbonates of calcium and magnesium through leaching and drainageThe… Continue reading THE CARBON CYCLE AND ITS IMPORTANCE

WATER CYCLE AND ITS IMPORTANCE

Water cycle: cycle is defined as the continuous movement of water from the atmosphere to the earth and from the earth to the atmosphere.HOME PAGE INDEX The atmosphere receives water through i. Rainfall or precipitation,ii. Infiltration and percolationImportance of water to crops i. Water provides the medium for absorption of mineral salts.ii. It facilitates the… Continue reading WATER CYCLE AND ITS IMPORTANCE