A soil survey of the extension to the Rutherglen Research Institute was undertaken in 1985. A grid-survey method was used and 80 augered holes to a depth of 120 cm were located and described. Six mapping units, each with a dominant soil group were delineated at a scale of 1:10,000. This report "Soils of the Rutherglen Research Institute Extension - Technical Report Series No. 110", conducted by M. P. Imhof and J. M. Maher of the former Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in 1985, describes the survey.
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|Front Page and Table of Contents (PDF 81KB)|
|Abstract (PDF 162KB)|
|Introduction and Aims (PDF 105KB)|
1.2 Aims of the Investigation
|Methodology (PDF 161KB)|
2.1 Soil Survey
2.2 Soil Description
2.3 Soil Classification and Mapping
|Generalised Soil Descriptions (PDF 130KB)|
3.1 Soils of the Plains
3.2 Soils of the Hills
|References (PDF 73KB)|
|Appendix I - Representative Profile Descriptions (PDF 121KB)|