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soil surveys
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
X Research, Technology and Engineering
A general term for the systematic examination of soils in the field and in laboratories; their description and classification; the mapping of kinds of soil; the interpretation of soils according to their adaptability for various crops, grasses, and trees; their behavior under use or treatment for plant production or for other purposes; and their productivity under different management systems.
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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soil mapping
soil survey
Broader Term
environmental surveys
soil science
Related Term
soil map
reconocimiento de suelos
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