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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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Fitzpatrick RW, Thomas M, Davies PJ, Williams BG (2003) Dry saline land: an investigation using ground-based geophysics, soil survey and spatial methods near Jamestown, South Australia.
Earthworm numbers: "If you find fewer than between six and 10 worms in a block one foot square and six inches deep, consider using a more thorough soil test, like the Albrecht @ Soil Survey.
Good correspondence has been reported between soil survey attributes and other evaluations of water quality function (Rosenblatt et al.
The description and sampling of soil profiles from excavated pits and other exposures during the Ohio Soil Survey Program that was initiated in 1900 have generated a valuable database for Ohio's soil resource.
The soil survey program conducted by the National Cooperative Soil Survey is a nationwide partnership of federal, regional, state and local agencies and institutions.
Soil sampling and description followed the methods of Soil Survey Staff (1984) and soil classification was based Soil Survey Staff (1975).
Via its National Soil Survey Center, the agency provides scientific expertise to enable its National Cooperative Soil Survey program - a partnership led by NRCS of Federal land management agencies, state agricultural experiment stations, and state and local units of government - to develop and maintain a uniform system for mapping and assessing soil resources; thereby ensuring that soil information from different locations can be shared, regardless of which agency collects it.
Electronic auction: development of design estimates for a complex of works on liming of acidic soils, authors control over its application, agrochemical soil survey 4798 hectares
Abu Dhabi Crime detectives will have one more tool to assist them in solving mysteries and making sure criminals don't go unpunished -- a soil survey report.
The trials - independently scrutinised by Aberdeen University - indicate much higher yields of saleable potatoes where an Albrecht soil survey was completed.
It should be noted that if the data from the soil survey are unreliable or poorly collected, then the accuracy of the resultant maps will be degraded.
Most of the soil surveys available in the United States are second order, indicating that they have been created with intensive observations at scales between 1:12000 and 1:31,680 (Soil Survey Division Staff, 1993).