|Land and Food Systems
|Welcome to the wiki for SoilWeb200. The SoilWeb200 learning resource provides students with text, graphical and interactive web-based information to assist them in learning the connections among a large number of concepts and to relate them to various soil management issues as presented in the course APBI 200 - Introduction to Soil Science.
A typical soil in good condition for plant growth consists of about half solid materials (mostly mineral, but with a critical organic component too) and half pore spaces filled with varying proportions of air and water. These four soil components interact to influence numerous and complex soil functions, a good understanding of which is essential for wise management of our natural resources.