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Project 7 Soil survey of six agricultural subwatersheds in Southwestern Ontario

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Title: Project 7 Soil survey of six agricultural subwatersheds in Southwestern Ontario
Author: Acton, C. J.; Patterson, G. T.; Heath, C. G.
Abstract: In order to understand the effects of various land uses, researchers must be aware of the physical and chemical characteristics of the land itself. Soil survey involves the classification, definition and delineation of the various soils in an area, thus allowing prediction of soil behaviour patterns under given sets of conditions. Thus, the objectives of this project were: (i) To provide a soils :Inventory of the detailed subwatersheds (AG-1, 3,4,5,10 and 13) at a scale of 1:25,000. The inventory includes a measure of seasonal and spatial soil variability with emphasis on water transmission properties. (ii) To interpret the soils inventoried for their agricultural capability and their ability to transfer pollutants to surface water and to groundwater. (iii) To provide samples of major soil series for input to PLUARG Projects 8, 9, 10 and 11. The locations of the six agricultural subwatersheds chosen for detailed study. Study areas were chosen to represent agricultural land use patterns common to the dominant soil/climate zones of Southwestern Ontario.
Date: 1979
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