Soil Health Quiz 1

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 Soil Health Quiz 1
10 fun and interesting true/false questions about healthy soil.

  
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  • 1. 
    Regular tillage/plowing helps keep open pores at the soil’s surface and increases water infiltration into the soil. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    Microorganisms in the soil generally harm plants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    In a teaspoon or two of healthy soil there can be more living organisms than there are people on the globe. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    Half of a healthy soil's composition should be pore space that contains air, water, and microorganisms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    Organic matter buffers the soil against big changes in moisture and temperature. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    Healthy soil should be allowed to rest from time to time – that is to lie bare without growing plants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    Fungi are not needed for healthy plant growth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Each one percent increase in soil organic matter could increase soil water holding capacity by 20,000 - 25,000 gallons per acre.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    Earthworms are more abundant in tilled or plowed soil. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    Leonardo DiCaprio wrote, “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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