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Record number 355777
Title Guidelines for soil description, 4th edition
Author(s) Jahn, R.; Blume, H.P.; Asio, V.B.; Spaargaren, O.; Schad, P.
Source Rome : FAO - ISBN 9251055211 - 97
Department(s) ISRIC - World Soil Information
International Soil Reference and Information Centre
ICSU World Data Centre for Soils
Publication type Scientific book (author)
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) bodemclassificatie - bodemeigenschappen - bodemprofielen - bodemvorming - soil classification - soil properties - soil profiles - soil formation
Categories Soil Classification
Abstract Soils are affected by human activities, such as industrial, municipal and agriculture, that often result in soil degradation and loss. In order to prevent soil degradation and to rehabilitate the potentials of degraded soils, reliable soil data are the most important prerequisites for the design of appropriate land-use systems and soil management practices as well as for a better understanding of the environment. The availability of reliable information on soil morphology and other characteristics obtained through examination and description of the soil in the field is essential, and the use of a common language is of prime importance. These guidelines, based on the latest internationally accepted systems and classifications, provide a complete procedure for soil description and for collecting field data. To help beginners, some explanatory notes are included as well as keys based on simple test and observations.
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