British Soils

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Agriculture In England - Land
... Main article Soil Soil is a complex mix of mineral and organic components, produced when rock is weathered and acted on by living organisms ... Most British soils are 2% to 5% organic and 95% to 98% mineral, but soils such as peat may contain up to 50% organic matter ... In the British Isles as far south as the Thames Valley, the soil has been heavily glaciated, which not only ground down the rock but redistributed the resulting matter ...

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