Review Article | Agronomy

Soil Forming Factors and Morphological Characteristics of Soil – A Review

Sabareeshwari V, Luiz Everson da Silva, Deepak Chandran, Sureshkumar R, Marthandan V, Keerthana Krishna Kumar, Naveen Kumar P, Sangeetha K S, Pran Mohankumar, Yashodha M, and Krithika C

Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 642109, India.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal December 2021 : 98 (12) - pages 9 to 15
(Received: , Accepted: )


Soil forming factors are central core in soil science which covers the soiland environmental system and physiographic features. Soil forming factors is related parallel with morphological characteristics, physical and chemical properties of soil. Soil forming factors are constant but their products are dynamic which depends on the location with respect to climatic, environmental factor and type of parent material. Parent rock undergoes weathering by various soil forming factors and produce varied types of soil with respect to their characteristics. Morphological characteristics gave a prelude idea about any type of soil virtually. Based on the eye sight assessment of soil type survey and the soil data are recorded by means of pedological investigations

Key Words: soil forming factors, morphology, survey and pedological investigation

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