Fill in the blanks:
i. ______ is a complete ecosystem.
(Soil, Humus, weathered rocks)
ii. Food crops like jowar and bajra are produced in the _____ soils of Maharashtra Plateau.
(regur, coarse, laterite)
iii. The local agriculture produce determines the _______ diet of the people.
(staple, supplementary, secondary)
iv. The proportion of humus is negligible in _____ soil.
(coarse, black, laterite)
v. Planting trees can also control the _____ of the wind.
(velocity, direction, temperature)
vi. Rocks like granite or gneiss in South India give rise to ____ soil.
(black, red, regur)
vii. In the humid climate of western Sahyadris the leaching of basalt rocks leads to formation of ___ soil.
(black, lateritic, red)
viii. The excessive spraying of chemicals and use of chemical fertilizers lead to ______;
(soil degradation soil fertility, soil powder)