Based on the passage, which one of the following is most likely to be true of any soil used to replace topsoil in the...

shafieiava on February 23, 2020

Answer choice D

Can someone explain why D is the correct answer and what text evidence they used in the first paragraph to arrive at that answer? Thanks in advance.

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Victoria on February 25, 2020

Hi @shafieiava,

Happy to help!

The process mentioned in the first passage is the removal and replacement of topsoil. The topsoil is being removed and replaced because European agricultural processes have resulted in a depletion of soil nutrients. This in turn has led to the heavy fertilizing of soil which can cause problem weeds to grow when the land is uncultivated.

As we know that heavy fertilizing is a part of the problem, it makes sense that any soil brought in to replace the heavily fertilized topsoil would not also contain large amounts of fertilizer.

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