Australian Soil And Land Survey Field Handbook

Author: National Committee on Soil and Terrain (Australia)
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643093958
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The Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook specifies methods, standards and terminology used in soil and land survey investigations related to practical problems of land use and the scientific study of land and soil.

Australian Soil And Land Survey Field Handbook

Author: National Committee on Soil and Terrain,
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643098615
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The Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook specifies methods and terminology for soil and land surveys. It has been widely used throughout Australia, providing one reference set of definitions for the characterisation of landform, vegetation, land surface, soil and substrate. The book advocates that a comprehensive suite of land and soil attributes be recorded in a uniform manner. This approach is more useful than the allocation of land or soil to preconceived types or classes. The third edition includes revised chapters on location and vegetation as well as some new landform elements. These updates have been guided by the National Committee on Soil and Terrain, a steering committee comprising representatives from key federal, state and territory land resource assessment agencies. Essential reading for all professionals involved in land resource surveys, this book will also be of value to students and educators in soil science, geography, ecology, agriculture, forestry, resource management, planning, landscape architecture and engineering.

Australian Soil And Land Survey

Author: R. C. McDonald
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First in a series of three volumes which sets out standards of terminology, guidelines for conducting surveys, and methods of laboratory practice for the survey of all components of land resources. This particular volume is designed for describing land sites in the field and supersedes the 1984 edition.

Australian Soil And Land Survey Handbook

Author: R. H. Gunn
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Guidelines For Surveying Soil And Land Resources

Author: Neil McKenzie
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643090916
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Provides guidelines to promote the development and implementation of consistent methods and standards for conducting soil and land resource surveys in Australia.

Australian Soils And Landscapes

Author: Neil McKenzie
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643069585
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A unique compendium of the most important and widespread soils of Australia and their associated landscapes.

The Australian Soil Classification

Author: , National Committee on Soil and Terrain
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486304656
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The Australian Soil Classification provides a framework for organising knowledge about Australian soils by allocating soils to classes via a key. Since its publication in 1996, this book has been widely adopted and formally endorsed as the official national system. It has provided a means of communication among scientists and land managers and has proven to be of particular value in land resource survey and research programs, environmental studies and education. Classification is a basic requirement of all science and needs to be periodically revised as knowledge increases. This Second Edition of The Australian Soil Classification includes updates from a working group of the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST), especially in regards to new knowledge about acid sulfate soils (sulfidic materials). Modifications include expanding the classification to incorporate different kinds of sulfidic materials, the introduction of subaqueous soils as well as new Vertosol subgroups, new Hydrosol family criteria and the consistent use of the term reticulate. All soil orders except for Ferrosols and Sodosols are affected by the changes.

Soils For Fine Wines

Author: Robert E. White
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198032342
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In recent years, viticulture has seen phenomenal growth, particularly in such countries as Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Chile, and South Africa. The surge in production of quality wines in these countries has been built largely on the practice of good enology and investment in high technology in the winery, enabling vintners to produce consistently good, even fine wines. Yet less attention has been paid to the influence of vineyard conditions on wines and their distinctiveness-an influence that is embodied in the French concept of terroir. An essential component of terroir is soil and the interaction between it, local climate, vineyard practices, and grape variety on the quality of grapes and distinctiveness of their flavor. This book considers that component, providing basic information on soil properties and behavior in the context of site selection for new vineyards and on the demands placed on soils for grape growth and production of wines. Soils for Fine Wines will be of interest to professors and upper-level students in enology, viticulture, soils and agronomy as well as wine enthusiasts and professionals in the wine industry.

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author: Robert E. White
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266538
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The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.

Soil Physical Measurement And Interpretation For Land Evaluation

Author: Neil McKenzie
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 9780643067677
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This operational laboratory handbook offers a standard set of soil physical measurement methods that are intended to be cost-effective and well-suited to land resource survey. It focuses on practical aspects of measurement and guidance is provided on the interpretation of data wherever possible.