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Soil quality and land use, 1995–2017

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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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TagsOur Land 2018
MetadataDublin Core

Technical Details

Table ID 95345
Data type Table
Row count 1179
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

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Added16 Apr 2018
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