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Soil Taxonomy

Authored by: Robert J. Ahrens , Richard W. Arnold

Handbook of Soil Sciences Properties and Processes

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  November  2011

Print ISBN: 9781439803059
eBook ISBN: 9781439803066
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By 1960, the United States had 60 years of experience with a soil survey program, which mapped and interpreted soils in various parts of the country. Ever since the earliest mapping of areas with specialty croplands and problem saline soils, the primary purpose of the soil survey program has been to predict the consequences of alternative uses of soils.

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