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soil quality
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
The capacity of a specific kind of soil to function, within natural or managed ecosystem boundaries, to sustain plant and animal productivity, maintain or enhance water and air quality, and support human health and habitation. In short, the capacity of the soil to function.
Definition Source
Soil quality: a concept, definition, and framework for evaluation. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 61 (1997), pp. 4-10
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/35826.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/35826
Used For
soil condition
soil health
Broader Term
soil science
Related Term
dissolved potassium
edaphic factors
environmental quality
soil biological properties
soil biology
soil composition
soil degradation
soil ecosystems
soil electrical conductivity
soil pollution
soil productivity
soil resources
soil restoration
soil salinization
water stable soil aggregates
Spanish
calidad del suelo
Term Number
35826