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!GENERAL
10 Diagnostic Horizons Horizons are O (organic matter). O horizon is broken up according to degree of O.M. decomposition.a – highlye – intermediatei – 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?