How is humus formed? Mention any three characteristics of humus.

 

 

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Humus form when plants drop leaves, twigs, and other material to the ground, it piles up. This material is called leaf litter. When animals die, their remains add to the litter that becomes humus. It is dark, organic material that forms in soil when plant and animal matter decays

Three characteristics of humus are:

  • helps to warm up cold soils in the spring.
  • highly resistant to microbial action.
  • black or dark brown in colour.

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