oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Some brief notes on the description and interpretation of soil profile morphology for agricultural purposes



The detailed investigation of soil morphology, as expressed in soil profiles, provides the basic information for the derivation of three major requirements for the appraisal of agricultural land, namely, the classification of soils into taxonomic units, the assessment of soil genesis and predictions in terms of land-use. In this paper the important profile characteristics are enumerated and the terminology and procedure for the descriptionption of profile criteria are briefly explained. Attention is drawn to the possibilities of the interpretation of agricultural soil survey maps for engineering purposes.


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