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2. What is the degradation of soils?

The chemical degradation of soils is mainly due to the use of non-natural fertilizers, the injection of phytosanitary agents and the exaggerated use of pesticides. All these methods, in addition to fertilizing the fields, eliminating diseases and pests also produces the extinction of the organic matter necessary to carry out the processes involved in the formation of humus, essential for the good growth of plants.

Physical degradation of soils is due to the use of heavy machinery for the construction of roads, cities and other civil works. In these processes the soil is compacted and the microfauna and microflora layers necessary for the life of the plants are eliminated.

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The soils pollution

The soil is the surface of the earth’s crust that covers a large part of the continents and islands of the world. It has been formed thanks to the action of abiotic and biotic components for hundreds of millions of years by the mechanical dissolution of rocks, the incorporation of particles and substances from air and water, but above all by the installation of living beings in the planet, almost from its beginnings and especially in the last 600 million years…

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