Soil

A A K Y M A C R O O R G A N I S M R C G
J L S Q G N K C Q O K U K D R B L T A S
A A R G M F A G A E Q G V H G Q S Q U R
E C C C K H D M W W T V G X I A D Y V F
G I G Q W E A T H E R I N G N B S C Q L
D G B P E M P R Y A V S E D L I S M R G
N O N L E A C H I N G P Y O D M O O M J
E L B Y D A C C H E M I C A L D I W J M
H O F B K I A U H H C B R J E L L L D M
M I O B D J A A X N L T U T I Y T A Y K
V B V H R L I M I N G X O I R C R C S U
T Q G D Y K J J U F F S Q L I K I I K O
W D N H W R P O H C F V H O F O A S Y Y
D B F H T O L C L J O K D U K M N Y V Q
J L N N S X C D L K C A X Y S T G H E W
R X M M Y W Q L H I Y Q Y D T U L P Q D
E R T G B O O I O W V C U S A Y E B H E
B P E M M I C R O O R G A N I S M S V U
K W Y C X G Q K I D A S A B L I W J L O
D H C F O O Y M T R I Y T T H R T L R A

Clues

  • it improves drainage in clay soils by causing them to flocculate (6)
  • it is a process which action of soil orgainisms can break up rocks (10)
  • it is a process which glaciers carrying boulders can wear away underlying rocks as the flow over them (8)
  • it is a process which some plants produce acids which break up rocks (8)
  • it is hwen soil nutrients dissolve in rainwater and carried to rivers (8)
  • it is the break down of rocks to produce inorganic particles such as clay (10)
  • it is udes to determine the type of soil (4, 8)
  • the type of soil organism which includes bacteria (14)
  • the type of soil which has very low nutrients due to them being able to leach out (5)
  • type of soil organism which can be seen by the naked eye (13)

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