Story: Soils

Soil mapping

Soil mapping

Road cuttings often provide a chance to examine a soil profile. Where they are not available, then a pit must be dug in order to observe and record soil details. Ideally, the pit should be large enough to sit in so that soil colours and depths can be accurately recorded.

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How to cite this page:

Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Soil patterns and properties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12341/soil-mapping (accessed 17 July 2019)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007