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Why is volcanic soil so good for farming?

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Default Why is volcanic soil so good for farming?



I have read about this and I want to know why.
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Default Re: Why is volcanic soil so good for farming?

It is because volcanic soils are very fertile when they have had the chance to weather and start to break down and release their nutrients.

Apart from water and carbon dioxide, plants need three essential nutrients to grow: nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous. They also need some iron to create chlorophyll, which primary function is to absorb sunlight for photosynthesis to occur within the plant. A process which is possible in the presence of radiant energy (light) where carbon dioxide and water are converted into oxygen and organic materials that can be used within the plant.

Furthermore, volcanic soil can also supply in small quantities a number of trace elements that may be scarce, but are very important and necessary to allow plants to make the right proteins and other molecules necessary for life
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Default Re: Why is volcanic soil so good for farming?

Building soil and keeping it healthy
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Default Re: Why is volcanic soil so good for farming?

Can you tell me why?
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Default Re: Why is volcanic soil so good for farming?

I love gardening and I would want to learn more about it..
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Default Re: Why is volcanic soil so good for farming?

I think it is because silica is found as well as potassium and phosphorous, which is needed for plants to grow in the soil.
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i think that volcanic soil have many microorganisms that good for plants to grow
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