Cover Image
close this bookBetter Farming Series 04 - The Soil: How the Soil is Made up (FAO - INADES, 1976, 37 p.)
close this folderDifferent kinds of land
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentThe soil
View the documentThe subsoil
View the documentThe parent rock
View the documentExamples of different soils

The parent rock

Below the soil and the subsoil we find stone or rock.
This rock is very hard.
It changes very slowly into earth.
This is the parent rock.


Fields are very different one from another.
The depth of the different layers varies a great deal.
Some layers may be missing altogether.