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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 for viewing on NatureMaps and download via Data.SA.

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

References

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. Land Resources Soils (environment.sa.gov.au)

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