Soil supports the productivity of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry, and filters water to help prevent waterways from becoming contaminated. Different land uses put pressure on the land environment and can change soil quality. Soil quality is assessed under four different groups of land uses: forestry, cropping and horticulture, dairy, and dry stock by measuring the following soil properties: acidity (pH), fertility (Olsen P), organic reserves (total carbon, total nitrogen, mineralisable nitrogen), and physical status (macroporosity and bulk density). Soil scientists have identified the target range for each of these indicators, for maintaining production but with a prime focus for managing risk to the environment.
This measure reports on soil quality, by land use and soil order.
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|1.||Data quality info for Soil quality and land use, 1995 2017||203 KB||
|Columns||X, id, idLink, region, site, LandUse, SoilOrder, Year, pH, totalC, totalN, AMN, OlsenP_LR, OlsenP_Hills, bulkDensity, macroporosity-m05, macroporosity-m10, macroporositymin, macroporositymax, soillanduse, pHmin, pHmax, OlsenPmin, OlsenPmax, bulkDensitymin, bulkDensitymax, AMNmin, TotalNmin, TotalNmax, TotalCmin, OlsenP, macroporosity, meets_pH, meets_bulkDensity, meets_macroporosity, meets_OlsenP, meets_totalC, meets_totalN, meets_AMN, meets_organicR, meets_physicalS|
|Services||Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|
|Added||16 Apr 2018|
|Last updated||16 Apr 2018|
|Revisions||5 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on July 18, 2018 from CSV .|