Soil Mapping and Classification

Soil Mapping

Finding comprehensive information from soil surveys and other sources is getting easier. Information is available to general users through Google Earth and similar interfaces in a package called Soil Information Finder Tool. Currently, a pilot test version is available:

Soil Classification

Every soil is unique. As with plants, animals and other forms of life, there is a way to organize information about soils in a logical and useful way. Ultimately, this information is useful for understanding implications for agricultural management practices and it is summarized in soil maps described above. Learn more:

The following manual describes the criteria to assess agricultural capability of land. Note that capability differs from productivity, suitability and other interpretations of soil and climate information: