Soils & Land Use

DEMOS ON SOIL HAND TEXTURING:

Soil texture by feel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWZwbVJCNec
Texture By Feel Procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0osjN0t-Ho


Soil Hand Texture flow diagram (high-res). This can be used to follow along with the video links on “soil texture by feel”:
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/nrcs142p2_050352.jpg
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/soils/edu/?cid=nrcs142p2_054311 (ignore US triangle at bottom!!!):


Canadian System of Soil Classification Manual. There are online and online-PDF versions available:
The Canadian System of Soil Classification, 3rd edition (online/HTML version): http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/taxa/cssc3/index.html


Canadian System of Soil Classification Guide Book
Soil textural triangle is on page 136 (150 of PDF doc), soil structure is on page 160 (174).
PDF Version of Manual: http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/publications/manuals/1998-cssc-ed3/cssc3_manual.pdf


Soil Groups and Map of Alberta Soils:
http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10307/$file/pg_14_soil_groups.pdf?OpenElement


Soils_triangle_1.jpg

Key Points