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Soil organic carbon

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(% or g/kg) - Soil organic carbon is the major component of soil organic matter and is extremely important in all soil processes. Organic material in the soil is essentially derived from residual plant and animal material, synthesised by microbes and decomposed under the influence of temperature, moisture and ambient soil conditions.

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