November 2016 Non-fiction CSIRO

Interpreting Soil Test Results: What Do All the Numbers Mean? Pam Hazelton, Brian Murphy

Paperback | Third Edition | Nov 2016 | CSIRO Publishing | 9781486303960 | 200pp | 245x170mm | GEN | AUD$59.95, NZD$69.99
Paperback | May 2007 | CSIRO Publishing | 9780643092259 | 160pp | RFB

Interpreting Soil Test Results is a practical reference enabling soil scientists, environmental scientists, environmental engineers, land holders and others involved in land management to better understand a range of soil test methods and interpret the results of these tests. It also contains a comprehensive description of the soil properties relevant to many environmental and natural land resource issues and investigations. 

This new edition has an additional chapter on soil organic carbon store estimation and an extension of the chapter on soil contamination. It also includes sampling guidelines for landscape design and a section on trace elements. The book updates and expands sections covering acid sulfate soil, procedures for sampling soils, levels of nutrients present in farm products, soil sodicity, salinity and rainfall erosivity. It includes updated interpretations for phosphorus in soils, soil pH and the cation exchange capacity of soils.