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Interpreting Soil Test Results Edition 3
What Do All the Numbers Mean?
Interpreting Soil Test Results is a practical reference enabling soil scientists, environmental scientists, environmental engineers, land holders and others involved in land management to better understand a range of soil test methods and interpret the results of these tests. It also contains a comprehensive description of the soil properties relevant to many environmental and natural land resource issues and investigations.
This edition has an additional chapter on soil organic carbon store estimation and an extension of the chapter on soil contamination. It also includes sampling guidelines for landscape design and a section on trace elements. The book updates and expands sections covering acid sulfate soil, procedures for sampling soils, levels of nutrients present in farm products, soil sodicity, salinity and rainfall erosivity. It includes updated interpretations for phosphorus in soils, soil pH and the cation exchange capacity of soils.
* A quick reference guide to interpreting the numbers associated with a range of soil tests.
* A list of soil properties for which soil testing may be required. Users will be able to judge what soil tests are available for various purposes and how the results of these tests may be interpreted.
* A comprehensive list of references for soil properties and interpretation of results for those who wish to access more detailed information.
Review of the Second Editon:
“Interpreting Soil Test Results is a handy compendium. Soil scientists who write for clients and the clients who read their reports...should find this book valuable.” - European Journal of Soil Science
1. Soil sampling issues: aspects of design and implementation of soil investigations
2. Soil physical properties
3. Soil properties and soil behaviour for engineering
4. Soil erodibility and erosion hazard
5. Soil chemical properties
6. Organic matter content of soils
7. Application of waste-water and waste materials to soils
8. Soil contamination
9. Units and conversions
10. General and technical suggested references
Appendix 1 – Assessing soil texture using field behaviour of moist soil