Explain the importance of soil for plant growth.
Importance of soil for plant growth.
1) Soil provides the point of anchorage for all the plants.
2) Soil is the reservoir for water and minerals which are essential for all the metabolic activities of a plant.
3) Roots of plant absorb oxygen diffused in soil for respiration purposes.
4) Some plants have symbiotic relationship with bacteria and fungi in soil to fulfil their nitrogen requirements.