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Illustrations
In Overview, a photo of samples of sand, silt, clay and raw organic matter
In Structure, an illustration/photo showing the difference between an aggregate and a ped
In Structure, sketches of the various type of peds
In Clays, sketches of the structure of each type of clayZedshort (talk) 01:52, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

jfp 13:51, 30 April 2017 (UTC) I think that this article is too often US-centered and could be improved by adding more information about other parts of the world. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jfponge (talkcontribs) 13:51, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

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  • The second link is dead, so I deleted it (from 'Further reading'). The others are fine Alandmanson (talk) 19:44, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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LengthEdit

Shouldn't this article be divided up into several different ones, or shortened altogether? Its length goes well above what is advised in WP:SIZERULE

I think so. Don't lose any information, but come up with a rational scheme of sub-articles to capture the detailed info, leaving a very brief summary and link in the main article. --Kent G. Budge (talk) 17:50, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Personally I think the best way of splitting would be to move the Physical Properties section to a page named Physical Properties of Soil or something similar, and to move the Composition of the solid phase (soil matrix) section to a page named Soil Matrix or something similar.
Also, I think the Degradation section could be removed. All of the material in the Degradation section is just restating information that is elsewhere and/or is unsourced. For example, the Soil Acidification, Desertification and Erosion paragraphs within the Degradation section are completely unsourced.
I think this would be a good start to slimming down the size of this article. Kenneth Sweezy Talk to me..... Please? 03:44, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
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