Leaching

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The process by which nutrients and other chemicals are washed out of the soil by percolating water. Nitrate fertilisers, for example, are washed out of the soil because of their high solubility. They eventually find their way into watercourses or groundwater causing pollution.

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Last updated: 04 Mar 2015 | Top