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.Features:* 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.
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About the Author
Pam Hazelton has worked as a soil scientist for over 35 years. She lectures in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney. In recent years her interests have been in urban and coastal soils with an emphasis on environmental engineering.
Brian Murphy has worked as a soil scientist for over 30 years, with a strong focus on applied soil science. He is an experienced pedologist and provides day-to-day advice on the management of soils for a range of natural resource issues.
Table of Contents
Introduction1. Soil sampling issues: aspects of design and implementation of soil investigations2. Soil physical properties3. Soil properties and soil behaviour for engineering4. Soil erodibility and erosion hazard5. Soil chemical properties6. Organic matter content of soils7. Application of waste-water and waste materials to soils8. Soil contamination9. Units and conversions10. General and technical suggested references11. ReferencesAppendix 1 – Assessing soil texture using field behaviour of moist soilIndex