Soil Education and Online Resources

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Identifying Your Soils Video Series 

 

Describing Australian Soils

 

How to Sample Soils

Soil Sampling for agriculture – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Sampling of Soils for Soil Quality – South Australia: Soil Quality Pty Ltd Fact Sheets

Interpreting your soil test: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil testing and Interpretation videos – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Understanding you Soil Test – Yea River Catchment Landcare Group

Standard Soil Test methods and Guidelines for Interpretation of Soil Results – Agricultural Bureau of South Australia

Soil Nutrition Testing Procedure – Video by GRDC

 

Soil Classification and Australian Maps

Australian Soils Classification online

National Soil Archive

Atlas of Australian Soils

Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia

Mapping SA Soil and Land – South Australia Department of Environment and Water

CSIRO Soil Mapp – Australia wide soil information

NSW Soil Maps – NSW Planning, Industry and Environment

Soil Classification in Western Australia – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Soil maps of Tasmania – Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Soils Data Queensland  – Queensland Government

 

Interpreting Soil Colour

Australian Soil Classification – Colour Classes

Soil Colour – Queensland Government Soil Management

Soil Colour – Agriculture Victoria

 

Looking at Soil Structure

Soil Structure – Queensland Government Soil Management

Soil Structure – NSW Department of Primary Industries

 

How to Texture Soil

Estimating Soil Texture by Hand – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Soil Texture – Queensland Government Soil Management

Soil Texture – Soil Quality Pty Ltd Fact Sheets

           

Soil Pit Video Demonstrations

Keyneton Soil Pit – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

Koonunga Soil Pit – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

Moculta Soil Pit – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

Flaxmans Valley Soil Pit – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

Local Soil Geology of the Barossa – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

 

Information on Soil Chemistry

 

pH and Acidity

Testing your Soil’s pH Levels – Toowoomba Regional Council

Acid Soils South Australia – GRDC

Soil pH – Queensland Government Soil Management

Soil Acidity – Soil Quality Pty Ltd Fact Sheets

Soil pH – Agriculture Victoria:

Soil Acidification – Agriculture Victoria

pH and Nutrients – Agriculture Victoria

Soil Acidity – Landscape South Australia

Soil Acidity – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Understanding Soil Acidity – Agricultural Bureau of South Australia

Farming Systems and Soil Acidity – Agricultural Bureau of South Australia

Identification and Treatment of Subsurface Soil Acidity – Agricultural Bureau of South Australia

 

Saline and Sodic soils and Dispersion and Slaking

Saline and Sodic Soils Video: NSW Soil Knowledge Network

Salinity Explained – Queensland Government Soil Management

Measuring Soil Salinity – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Western Australia Soil Salinity Resources – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Dispersive and Sodic Soils –  WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Dryland Salinity – Landscape South Australia Murraylands and Riverland

Soil Erosion – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Sodic Soils – NSW Depaortment of Primary Industries

When and how to use Gypsum Video – Toowoomba Regional Council 

 

Cation Exchange in Soils 

Explaining Cation Exchange Video – USDA and Learning Games Lab

Cations and Cation Exchange Capacity – Soil Quality Pty Ltd

Cation Exchange Capacity – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Exchangeable Cations and what they can do for you! – GRDC

 

Soil Carbon

Soil Carbon and Soil Quality Video – Soil Quality Pty Ltd

Soil Organic Carbon – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development:

Soil Organic Matter Carbon Sequestration – Charles Sturt University

Queensland Government Soil Management – Soil Carbon

Biological Indicators – State based Factsheets on Carbon – Soil Quality Pty Ltd

Soil Carbon – Landscape South Australia Murraylands and Riverland

Soil Carbon – NSW Department of Primary Industries

 

Soil Nutrients and Fertility in Agriculture 

Soil Nutrients and Agriculture – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Soil Fertility – Queensland Government Soil Management

Chemical Indicators – State based Factsheets on Soil Nutrients – Soil Quality Pty Ltd

Nitrogen Transformation in Soils Video – DEPI Victoria and Soil Quality Pty Ltd

 

Other Soil Chemistry Information

Theory, Measurement and Interpretation of Soil Chemical Properties – lecture notes on Introduction on soil, the inorganic phase, Soil organic matter, soil contamination, soil pH and Salinity and Sodicity

 

 

Information on Soil Biology

 

Mapping Biodiversity

Mapping Australia’s Soil Biodiversity – CSIRO

 

Soil Biology in Agriculture

Harnessing the benefits of Soil Biology in Conservation Agriculture – Charles Sturt University:

Living Soils – University of New England

Soil Biology – NSW Department of Primary Industries:

Soil Biology Basics – NSW Department of Primary Industries:

What Regulates Soil Biology – Agriculture Victoria

 

 

Information on Soil Physics

 

Water repellence in Soils

Water Repellent Soils – CSIRO

Soil Water Repellence Overview – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Soil Water Repellence: The Science – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Water Repellence – Soil Quality Pty Ltd Fact

Soil Water Repellence – Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries

 

Soil Moisture

Soil Moisture Monitoring – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Soil Water – Queensland Government Soil Management

Improving Soil Moisture – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Monitoring Soil Moisture in Grazing Systems Video – Barossa Improved Grazing Group:

Plant Available Water

Plant Available Water and Crop Yield – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Water Availability – Soil Quality Pty Ltd

Plant Available Water Capacity – GRDC and CSIRO  

Monitoring Soil Water and Nutrients in Dryland Farming – National Landscape Program and GRDC

Water Logging

Waterlogging – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Waterlogging – Soil Quality Ptd Ltd

Waterlogging – Agriculture Victoria

Waterlogging Susceptibility – South Australia Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Sandy Soils Research

Soil modifications on Sandy Soils (delving, spading, clay spreading) – Landscape South Australia Murraylands and Riverland  

Sandy Soils – South Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Sandy Soils – Agriculture Victoria

Soil Compaction

Soil Compaction – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Subsurface compaction – Soil Quality Pty Ltd

Soil Compaction – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil Compaction – Agriculture Victoria

Soil Compaction – Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries

 

Soil Erosion:

Water Erosion Explained – WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development:

Erosion – Types, Impacts, Management and Guidelines – Queensland Government Soil Management:

Soil Erosion – Landscape South Australia Murraylands and Riverland

Soil Erosion – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil Formation and Erosion – Australia State of the Environment 2016

 

 

Information on Acid Sulfate Soils

 

Maps and General Information

National Acid Sulfate Soils Atlas – Australia Soil Resource Information System

Acid Sulfate Soils – Water Quality Australia

Inland Acid Sulfate Soils across Australia – CSIRO

 

Identification, Impacts and Guidelines

Acid Sulfate Soils – Explanation, Identification, Impacts, Management and Guidelines – Queensland Government Soil Management

Acid Sulfate Soils in WA – WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Identification and Investigation of Acid Sulfate Soils in WA – WA Department of Environmental Regulation

Acid Sulfate Soils– NSW Department of Primary Industries

Coastal Acid Sulfate Soils – Agriculture Victoria

Acid Sulfate Soils – Landscape South Australia: Murraylands and Riverland

 

Video and Media Resources:

 

Soil Salinity in Australia – CSIRO

Soil Science – Scope TV

Bushfires and Soil – Soil Science Australia

Soil Biology Videos – Soils Network of Knowledge and NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil Carbon Videos – Soils Network of Knowledge and NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil Acidity Videos – Soils Network of Knowledge and NSW Department of Primary Industries

Drought and Your Soil – Soils Network of Knowledge and NSW Department of Primary Industries

Undervine Soil Management in Vineyards – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil Available Water Capacity and Organic Matter – NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil Scientists Speak on all Soil Related Topics – Science Legacy Series NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil testing and Interpretation Videos – Soils Network of Knowledge NSW Department of Primary Industries

Soil Nutrition Testing Procedure – Video by GRDC

 Keyneton Soil Pit – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

Koonunga Soil Pit – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

Moculta Soil Pit – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

Flaxmans Valley Soil Pit – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

Local Soil Geology of the Barossa – Barossa Improved Grazing Group

 When and how to use Gypsum Video – Toowoomba Regional Council             

Explaining Cation Exchange Video – USDA and Learning Games Lab

Soil Carbon and Soil Quality Video – Soil Quality Pty Ltd

Nitrogen transformation in Soils Video – DEPI Victoria and Soil Quality Pty Ltd

 

 

Other Resources:

 

Training Resources from Soil Science Australia

Uses, views and Importance of Soils and Landscapes, Pedogenesis, Soils in Queensland – Soils Refresher 2015

Back to Basics Understanding Soils Workshop – Soil Science Australia

Understanding Soils and their Interactional with Land Management – Soil Science Australia Refresher Training Course Materials

Understanding Soils, Soils Data & Land Management Issues Soil Science Australia Supplementary Notes

 

Useful websites:

National Soil Data Set: State Based Soil Information, Properties and Constraints – Soil Quality Ptd Ltd

National Soil Data Set: State Based Soil Information, Properties and Constraints – How to Use the Website Video – Soil Quality Ptd Ltd

Soil CRC

GRDC

Healthy Soils Australia

 

International Resources:

Soil Education and Information – USDA Wisconsin

Soil Science Education and Soil Related Links – For the Love of Soil

USA Soil Profiles and Descriptions – Soil Science on Flickr