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Victorian Horticulture Cropping Soils

Soils of Victorian Horticulture Regions

Across Victoria’s horticulture cropping regions there is a great diversity of soil types that reflect differences in parent material, topography, climate, biological activity and age (e.g. degree of weathering). These different soil types have a range of physical and chemical characteristics (e.g. structure, drainage, depth, pH, sodicity) that impact on management. The map of Soils of Victorian Horticulture Regions presented here is a statewide overview that displays the dominant Soil Orders in each of the major cropping regions, using the Australian Soil Classification (Isbell, 2002). Information is provided on the nature and distribution of these soils as well as general management considerations.

Relevant information elsewhere on VRO website

Legacy reports and documents related to soil assessment - includes information on tools for assessing soil health; soil health management planning, and information on soil quality assessment.

Information on soil health

Broadscale subsoil sodicity map of Victoria

Broadscale surface and subsoil texture map of Victoria

Broadscale surface and subsoil pH map of Victoria

Soil/landform mapping in West Gippsland

Soils of the Cranbourne - Koo Wee Rup region

Soils/landform mapping of the Mornington Peninsula

Land Systems in the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Soil/landform mapping of the Corangamite region

Detailed soil mapping in the Goulburn-Broken region

Detailed soil mapping in the North Central region
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