West Gippsland 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 (eg. acidity) which require careful management.
Overview maps of the major soil orders (using the Australian Soil Classification) are provided here as well as the more detailed regional soil/landform mapping (at 1:100 000 scale) and soil site descriptions. This information will continue to be developed and updated. Information on soil management will be provided as it becomes available.