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New South African Soil Surveyors Organisation (SASSO) Field Book for classification of South African soils



The SASSO Field Book focuses on the application of soil data to classify soils, using soil morphological criteria useful for land suitability and predicting land function in the ecosystem. It avoids a focus on soil genesis, soil formation concepts and geochemistry, which emphasise past conditions, instead of on the soil itself. The text of the Field Book is intended to provide user-friendly guidelines for soil scientists and other interested land-users. It was not intended that the text should replace the technical standard of Soil Classification: A taxonomic system for South Africa, thus the focus of the Field Book is directed towards the field indicators used to classify soils.

The book will be available as hard copy (R100) and e-book (R50) on the 11th of March.

It can be bought from www.sasso.co.za or at the SASSO workshops advertised on the website.


New soil booklet published


 

THE SEDIMENTARY PETROLOGY of EOLIAN SANDS in WESTERN FREE STATE AND ADJACENT AREAS NORTH OF THE VAAL RIVER (SOUTH AFRICA)

by Prof. H.J. von M. Harmse and A.M. Hattingh (Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, University of the North-West, Potchefstroom, South Africa). (Read summary)

Contact for booklet orders (R150): Anita du Preez Tel: 018 299 1573
Fax: 018 2991544
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Email Astrid Hattingh for more info: astridhattingh@yahoo.com


 

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