Interpreting Soil Test Results: What Do All the Numbers Mean?

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Pam Hazelton, Brian Murphy
Csiro Publishing, Apr 26, 2007 - Science - 160 pages
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Interpreting Soil Test Results is a practical reference for those who need to interpret results from laboratory analysis of soil. It has a comprehensive listing of the soil properties relevant to most environmental and natural land resource issues and investigations. The precursor to this book, What Do All the Numbers Mean?, known as The Numbers Book, was widely used and accepted for interpreting soil test results. This new edition has been completely updated and many sections have been expanded, particularly those on acid sulfate soils and soil salinity. It is a handy and straightforward guide to interpretation of the numbers associated with a wide range of soil tests.

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Content is OK but avoid this digital version
Soil science is a vast subject area and no one document can hope to cover everything. This is a reasonable compillation of a lot of work but it lacks a lot
of evaluation and comment. This would require a much larger volume so you get what you pay for here. The format is incredibly bad to read. It looks like a lot of it was literally cut out of a book and then badly scanned. Reading this on a large screen is painfull let alone a small one. I have not yet found a way to view this any other way. The links to the "download PDF" guide you to some third party software with all the usual traps for the unwary. So no PDF for me. A reference document is most easily used as a hard copy. If you can buy a printed version then do so but check the print quality is better that what I can view. Basically this is a bad investment. Someone will end up doing a better job of presentation of this data, buy that. 


Soil physical properties
Soil engineering properties
Soil erodibility and erosion hazard
Soil chemical properties
Water analyses relevant to soils
Heavy metal contaminants
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