fundamentals of soil science - university of hawaii 304/introduction.pdffundamentals of soil...
Functions of Soil
Medium for plant growthRecycling systemHabitat for organismsSystem for water supply and purificationEngineering medium
Why Such Diversity?Parent MaterialClimateBiotaTopographyTime
Why Study Soil?The living skin of the earth sustaining life(6.4 billion people and rising)We need to feed a growing population.What we do to our soils we do to ourselves!If we understand the fundamental role of soils, we can protect them
“Ua Mau ke Ea O ka `Aina I ka Pono”