Humus

In soil science, humus (coined 1790–1800; < Latin: earth, groundWhitehead, D.C., Tinsley, J., 2006. "The biochemistry of humus formation". Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Humus significantly improves the structure of soil and contributes to moisture and nutrient retention. humus is good nutrients to plants, it can help them to grow big and strong.

In agriculture, humus is sometimes also used to describe mature compost, or natural compost extracted from a forest or other spontaneous source for use to amend soil. It is also used to describe a topsoil horizon that contains organic matter (humus type, humus form, humus profile).

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... The process that converts raw organic matter into humus feeds the soil population of microorganisms and other creatures, thus maintains high and healthy levels of soil ... The rate at which raw organic matter is converted into humus promotes (when fast) or limits (when slow) the coexistence of plants, animals, and microbes in soil ... Effective humus and stable humus are further sources of nutrients to microbes, the former provides a readily available supply, and the latter acts as ...
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