Importance Of Agriculture To Agriculture

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THE RELEVANCE OF EDAPHIC FACTORS OF SOIL TO AGRICULTURE Marjorie Villareal INTRODUCTION Soil is very beneficial to all organisms and abiotic factors in our ecosystem (e.g., a) it serves as a filter to water and a growth medium of various species b) provides habitat for billions of organisms, contributing to biodiversity c) it is also the main supplier for many minute organisms which serves as antibiotics for many diseases). We, humans are dependent to the soil like using it as a holding facility for our solid wastes, a filter for our water waste and as foundations for our infrastructures and livelihood. Our nation’s agroecosystems based on the soil which provide us with fodder, fiber, diet and energy. Improvements in watershed, natural resource, and environmental sciences have shown that soil is the groundwork of rudimentary ecosystem function (Glasener 2002). In Philippines, development potential of the agricultural sector is rapidly being defined in the production, trade and consumption conditions, for agricultural products are growing more dynamic and evolving in unpredictable ways (Tolentino et al. 2001). More importantly, development potential of the agricultural is rapidly being defined in the international arena– production; trade & consumption conditions for agricultural products are growing more dynamic and evolving in unpredictable ways. Hence as an Ecology student, there is a need for us to understand and widen our perspectives as to what really is a soil,

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