soil survey

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soil survey

[′sȯil ′sər‚vā]
(geology)
The systematic examination of soils, their description and classification, mapping of soil types, and the assessment of soils for various agricultural and engineering uses.

soil survey

At a construction site, a detailed investigation of the soil, accompanied by a written report, usually including information concerning the type of soil, its thickness and strength, and the location of bedrock.
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Zhu Q, Lin HS, Doolittle JA (2010a) Repeated electromagnetic induction surveys for improved soil mapping.
Developed with the input of agri-food businesses and organizations, as well as local and Indigenous communities, the strategy identifies government commitments to help grow the sector, such as supporting research and the growth of the food, beverage and aquaculture industries, as well as expanding livestock farming and soil mapping in the region.
2003) have made advances in soil mapping pedometrics, predictive algorithms, dynamic modelling, integration of geographic information systems and geostatistical tools, as well as the use of high-resolution images.
Second phase: Update on the soil mapping project, which concluded in 2012.
Several studies have evaluated the potential application of digital soil mapping (DSM) to produce soil maps that are at least as accurate as traditional soil maps obtained by field surveys.
Other practices like geo-referenced site specific crop management may include; electromagnetic soil mapping, soil sample collection, crop yield data collection, aerial imagery, crop or soil color index maps, soil types and characteristic, drainage level and potential yields.
Contributions address a variety of sustainability issues at a number of levels, beginning with a paper on the feasibility of increased global sustainability and continuing on to papers discussing renewable energy policies, data processing technologies, IR spectroscopy for soil mapping, satellite monitoring and mapping, greenhouse gas emissions evaluation, conservation measures with regard to camels, RFID for tracking food safety, smartphone apps for following patients with infectious disease, and a obio-territoryo approach to sustainability planning.
Says David Ashdown: “With the donations of our Agritech Expo sponsors we will be able to assist the farm with maize seeds for the year, soil mapping, drip irrigation and vegetable seeds, machinery and manpower and grass seed for the football pitch.
DuPont, the University of Missouri and USDA's Agricultural Research Service announce a collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise to help growers sustainably improve crop yields through better nitrogen application management and other field input planning.
But before doing that, the entry point is to know exactly the health condition of the soil and soil mapping is crucial, with soil analysis being the first step in the process," Dar explained.
Many countries have soil mapping conventions to understand where soils exist and appropriate land uses.
Soil survey, or soil mapping, is the process of classifying soil types and other soil properties in a given area and geo-encoding such information.