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Soil

Soils of the Mallee | Soils of the Birchip Region | Soils of the Mallee Research Station | Soils of the Nangiloc-Colignan Area | Soils Survey of the Robinvale Irrigation Area | A Soil Survey of the Mildura Irrigation Settlement | A Soil Survey of the Red Cliffs Irrigation District, Victoria | A Soil Survey of the Merbein Irrigation District, Victoria | Mallee Region Soil Pits

Photo: Buloke and Soil
The Mallee region has a great diversity of soil types that reflect differences in parent material, topography, climate, organic activity and age (e.g. degree of weathering). For agricultural purposes, many of these soils have some chemical and physical limitations (e.g. sodicity) which require careful management.

The soils of the region were described as part of a broad Land System survey by Rowan and Downes (1963). Very little soil survey work has followed, apart from a few detailed soil surveys in irrigation areas and studies associated with research farms.
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