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Remember Microbiotic Crust

Microbiotic Crust Remembered!

Microbiotic Crust Technical Terms

Microbiotic Crust: A thin, surface layer (crust) of soil particles bound together primarily by living organisms and their organic byproducts; thickness can range up from < 1 cm up to 10 cm; aerial coverage of the ground surface can range from 10 - 100%. Crusts stabilize loose earthy material. Other types of surface crusts include chemical crusts (e.g., salt crusts) and physical crusts (e.g., raindrop-impact crust). SW & SS

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