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Soil and Flower V.

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Pedoshere the outermost layer of the Earth that is composed of soil and subject to soil formation processes.
Contour Plowing farmers plow along the curves of the land to prevent water from washing away soil; rows of garden look curvy instead of straight.
Conservation Plowing farmers leave the dead plants to keep the soil covered and in place; don’t cut down or plow old crops.
Crop Rotation farmers plant different crops each year that use different nutrients from the soil.
Terracing farmers plant crop on different levels on a hillside to maximize the area of usable land and keep healthy soil in place; looks like steps on the hill.
Stamen the male fertilizing organ of a flower, typically consisting of a pollen-containing anther and a filament.
Filiment the slender part of a stamen that supports the anther.
Anther the part of a stamen that contains the pollen.
Pollen a fine powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower or from a male cone.
Staminate Flowers that have male parts only.
Pistil or Carpel the female organs of a flower, comprising the stigma, style, and ovary.
Stigma is the receptive tip of a carpel, or of several fused carpels, in the gynoecium of a flower.
Created by: Brendon_My_Qween