Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What a Soil Should Look Like

This image illustrates 3 of the essential components of a healthy soil. 

Essential Components Include:

  1. Macroaggregates - the large brown clumps. Form when Humic substances are present in a soil system.
  2. Pools of water - water will penetrate and remain in a soil system when macroaggregates are present.
  3. Mycorrhizal Fungi - are represented by white lines which look like roots, because they are essentially an extension of the plants root system. Mycorrhizal fungi aid in macroaggregate formation.