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A soil conditioner, also called a soil amendment, is a material added to soil to improve plant growth and health. The type of conditioner added depends on the current soil composition, climate, and the type of plant. Some soils lack nutrients necessary for proper plant growth and others hold too much or too little water. A conditioner or a combination of conditioners corrects the soil's deficiencies. Lime is used to make soil less acidic, as is lime-containing crushed stone. Fertilizers, such as peat, manure, anaerobic digestate or compost add depleted plant nutrients. Materials such as clay, vermiculite, hydrogel, and shredded bark will make soil hold more water. Gypsum releases nutrients and improves soil structure. Sometimes a soil inoculant is added for legumes. Loess field in Germany Surface-water-gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland For other uses, see Soil (disambiguation). ... Nutrients and the body A nutrient is any element or compound necessary for or contributing to an organisms metabolism, growth, or other functioning. ... Agricultural lime is a soil additive made from pulverized limestone or chalk. ... Loess field in Germany Surface-water-gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland For other uses, see Soil (disambiguation). ... For alternative meanings see acid (disambiguation). ... 20 millimetre crushed stone construction aggregate Crushed stone or angular rock is a form of construction aggregate, typically produced by mining a suitable rock deposit and breaking the removed rock down to the desired size using crushers. ... Spreading manure, an organic fertilizer Fertilizers (also spelled fertilisers) are compounds given to plants to promote growth; they are usually applied either through the soil, for uptake by plant roots, or by foliar feeding, for uptake through leaves. ... Peat in Lewis, Scotland Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter. ... Animal manure is often a mixture of animals feces and bedding straw, as in this example from a stable. ... Acidogenic digestate produced from mixed municipal waste Digestate is solid material remaining after the anaerobic digestion of a biodegradable feedstock. ... A handful of compost A double-width bin with compost at different stages of decomposition First step of compost Compost (pronounced or US ) also known as brown manure, is the aerobically decomposed remnants of organic matter. ... A nutrient is a substance used in an organisms metabolism which must be taken in from the environment. ... For other uses, see Clay (disambiguation). ... Vermiculite is a natural, non toxic mineral that expands with the application of heat. ... Hydrogel is a network of polymer chains that are water-insoluble, sometimes found as a colloidal gel in which water is the dispersion medium. ... For other uses, see Bark (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Gypsum (disambiguation). ... Soil inoculants are bacteria or fungi that are added to soils in order to enhance plant growth by either: Freeing up soil nutrients for plant use. ... This article is about the fruit of the plants also called legumes. For the plants themselves, see Fabaceae . ...


Unless clay is incorporated into a healthy crumb structure, water may bond to it too strongly to be available to plant roots. Soil structure is determined by how individual soil granules clump or bind together and aggregate. ...


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Soil inoculants are bacteria or fungi that are added to soils in order to enhance plant growth by either: Freeing up soil nutrients for plant use. ... A handful of compost A double-width bin with compost at different stages of decomposition First step of compost Compost (pronounced or US ) also known as brown manure, is the aerobically decomposed remnants of organic matter. ... Leaf mold is a form of compost produced by the breakdown of shrub and tree leaves. ... 20 millimetre crushed stone construction aggregate Crushed stone or angular rock is a form of construction aggregate, typically produced by mining a suitable rock deposit and breaking the removed rock down to the desired size using crushers. ... Acidogenic digestate produced from mixed municipal waste Digestate is solid material remaining after the anaerobic digestion of a biodegradable feedstock. ... Rock flour consists of clay sized particles of rock generated by glacial erosional actions. ... -1... Geohumus is a commercial product, made in Germany, which is used for soil improvement. ...

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The vast majority of copper applied to soils is via animal manure (642 tonnes) as well as 53 tonnes applied directly as a soil conditioner by non-organic farmers.
Soil Conditioner Clay The earthworm is just as important to the garden as the gardener that maintains it because they till the soil and add a soil conditioner in the form of castings.
Soil Conditioner Pulverized limestone is used as a soil conditioner to offset acid soil conditions.
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