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From the Greek word “histos”, meaning tissue By, Allen R. Best.

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1 From the Greek word “histos”, meaning tissue By, Allen R. Best

2 Spread Over the World

3 Spread Over the U.S.

4 Suborder Spread Over U.S.

5 Spread Over MN

6 Histosol (Organic Soils) Soil order of peats and mucks that are thicker than 18 inches. Very minute mineral component. Forms from the accumulation of organic matter in wet/cool environments (examples: Wetland or peat bog). Found in boreal, arctic, and sub-arctic regions. Important ecologically because of the amount of carbon contained in them. Agriculturally valuable. Can be used as a fuel source. Lots of anaerobic decomposition!

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8 5 Suborders Folists Wassists Fibrists Saprist Hemists!

9 Volume Change!

10 Diagnostic Horizons Horizons are O (organic matter). O horizon is broken up according to degree of O.M. decomposition. a – highly e – intermediate i – slightly

11 FIN Q: why was the soil so good in school? A: it knows its ABCs. Q: why did the gardener plant his money? A: he wanted the soil to be rich. So a fungi walks into a bar and the bartenders says “We don’t serve your kind here!”. The fungi replies “But, I’m a FUN-GUY!” … get it?


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