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What is organic matter? Why it is important to plants? (AS1)

Answer :

Organic matter

Organic matter is the organic component of soil which includes the residues of dead plants, animals and organisms.


Organic matter in soil improves water infiltration, decreases evaporation, and increases the water holding capacity. Also, where there is organic matter, there will be numerous organisms present helping to convert it back to nutrients and these organisms help to create crumb, ideal for cultivation. Thus, balancing a natural state of soil.


By balancing the natural state of soil plant productive can also be increases as soil is the main soure of nutrients for the plants.


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