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Soil physical quality

McKenzie, B.M., Tisdall, J.M. and Vance, W. (2011) Soil physical quality. In: Gliński, J., Horabik, J. and Lipiec, J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 770-777.

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Soil physical quality is the ability of a given soil to meet plant and ecosystem requirements for water, aeration, and strength over time and to resist and recover from processes that diminish that ability. Concepts of soil physical quality can be applied to individual soil horizons, profiles, or areas classified to a common soil type.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2011
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