This glossary is far from complete. We are constantly adding terms.
- Almost all of our agriculture is based on the fertility of the soil on which it grows.
- Mechanical properties of soil strength are important in land stability and in prevention of landslides.
- Movement of water in soils is important in aquifer generation, flood control, and plant growth.
- Chemical interaction with the soil is important for chemicals, both beneficial (plant nutrients) and hazardous.