from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Converted into humus.
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- adj. converted to humus
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There is usually a peat layer which is different from that in bogs and fens because it is woody and humified rather than being derived from mosses.
This gathering of useless nitrogen from the air, and making it over into plant-food cannot go on in a soil destitute of organic matter, requires in fact that vegetable remains or humified substances of some sort be present there.
Tony Abbott's compost idea is not so corny IT wasn't fear of global warming that prompted farmer Cam McKellar to start producing a humified compost that captures and stores carbon in his soil.
A - predominatly mineral horizon that is mixed with humified organic material (an eluvial horizon, i.e. a source of organic material, clay, and cations to lower horizons).
A period of relative abandonment was characterised by the slow build up of humified sphagnum peat and scrub carr as the lough retreated.