South Coast - Soils

Tools, factsheets and resources for the South Coast agricultural region on the following soil and nutrient topics:

Soil and Nutrient Management Resources

Factsheets and handbooks for soil management and nutrient amendment practices. Note: some information in these documents may not be applicable to all areas. Always refer to your own soil test results and local weather conditions.

Top Requested Documents for South Coast

Soil and Nutrient Management

Learn more about soil and nutrient Management:

Soil Testing Resources

Guides, contacts and tools for conducting soil tests and determining fertilizer recommendations. More information is available at Nutrient Management.  To contact a soil scientist see “Useful Contacts” on the Nutrient Management page.

For South Coast Region, , convert soil test P and K values to “Kelowna method” equivalent values (conversions are based on Lower Mainland and Okanagan samples), use the spreadsheet below for conversion.

Find interpretations and fertilizer recommendations for soil test P and K values of the “Kelowna method”.

For all nutrients other than P and K, the most recent and comprehensive interpretations are in the following publication:

Agricultural Capability Maps and Soil Surveys

  • Land Capability Map Database Click on “TEI Scanned Map Index” for the excel spreadsheet, sort by Capability-Agriculture under the Project Name column and scroll across to Column T for links to individual maps.

  • Land Capability Classification Manual (PDF). Handbook for assessing and classifying agricultural soil capability.

Agriculture Canada Soil Surveys

For questions about these maps and data sets, contact Agriculture Canada.

Agricultural Land Commission Maps

For questions about these maps or the Agricultural Land Reserve, contact the Agricultural Land Commission.

Fraser Valley Soil Nutrient Study

In 2012, as a follow-up to the 2005 Fraser Valley Soil Nutrient Study [pdf], soil analysis was conducted on 177 agricultural fields in West Delta, Mt. Lehman/Bradner, South Abbotsford, Sumas Prairie and East Chilliwack. The full report is pending, but preliminary results are available below.

 

Contact Information

AgriService BC

Have a question? Call or email and a staff person will assist you.

Telephone: 1-888-221-7141

Email: AgriServiceBC@gov.bc.ca

 

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