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the top layer of soil

top soil

2

layer of soil below the topsoil

subsoil

3

soil in which plants grow well

fertile soil

4

the level of soil that is dark-colored, rich in minerals, and not very deep

topsoil

5

The layer of soil that is lighter in color, has fewer minerals

subsoil

6

a loss of soil by water and wind

soil erosion

7

What does the farmer sometimes put in the fields to help the soil?

fertilizer

8

What begins to form when soil washes away?

gullies

9

A farmer uses fertilizer and keeps his fields ____ to keep the soil from washing away

planted