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SA-format soil and land attributes

SA-format soil and land attribute datasets describe key characteristics relating to distinct elements in the landscape, also known as ‘landscape components’ (eg flats, rises, swales, sandhills). Over forty attributes of importance for land use and natural resource management are ascribed to these landscape components. One of these attributes denotes the presence of distinctive soils (termed ‘subgroup soils’ in the reference text Hall et al. 2009) associated with each landscape component.

SA-format datasets have been developed via the State Land and Soil Mapping Program, based on criteria contained within Maschmedt 2002, and are available on our CD and DVD products (Soil and Land Program 2007a,b).

The following map images, metadata and fact sheets provide further information about these attributes.

Soil type attributes

Land and soil chemistry attributes

Land and soil erosion attributes

Land surface attributes

Land and soil salinity attributes

Land and soil moisture attributes

Land and soil physical condition attributes

Drainage and irrigation attributes

  • deep drainage potential – map; metadata
  • rootzone depth potential – horticulture – sensitive crops (eg citrus, avocado) – map; metadata
  • rootzone depth potential – horticulture – intermediate crops (eg stone fruits, almond, pome fruits) – map; metadata
  • rootzone depth potential – horticulture – hardy crops (eg grapes, olives) – map; metadata
  • rootzone depth potential – horticulture – root crops (eg potatoes, carrots, onions) – map; metadata
  • rootzone depth potential – horticulture – above ground annual crops (eg brassicas) – map; metadata.

References

Please refer to our information products fact sheet to obtain a copy of any of the references below.

Hall JAS, Maschmedt DJ and Billing NB, 2009, The soils of Southern South Australia. The South Australian Land and Soil Book Series, Volume 1; Geological Survey of South Australia, Bulletin 56, Volume 1. Government of South Australia.

Maschmedt DJ, 2002, Assessing Agricultural Land. Soil and Land Information, Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation, Government of South Australia.

Soil and Land Program, 2007a, Land and Soil Spatial Data for Southern South Australia – GIS Format. Soil and Land Program, Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation, Government of South Australia [CD ROM].

Soil and Land Program, 2007b, Regional Land Resource Information for Southern South Australia. Soil and Land Program, Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation, Government of South Australia [DVD ROM].

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