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Soil survey of the pilot watersheds Southwestern Ontario

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dc.coverage.spatial Essex
dc.coverage.spatial Kettle Creek
dc.coverage.spatial Pittock
dc.coverage.spatial Southwestern Ontario 2019-01-14T19:03:53Z 2019-01-14T19:03:53Z 1990 1990-01
dc.description.abstract This report contains the baseline soil data and soil survey maps for the soil inventories conducted within the Essex, Kettle Creek and Pittock Creek Watershed study areas. The surveys were conducted using soil survey techniques outlined by the Expert Committee on Soil Survey (ECSS) in the Canada Soil Information System (CANSIS) manual for describing soils in the field. All data were entered and stored onto microcomputer databases.Three types of benchmark sites were described and sampled within each watershed. They consisted of the modal benchmark site, describing the nature of the soil profile, the topsoil spatial benchmark, which will monitor soil physical changes, and cesium benchmarks which over a period of time can be used to assess the extent of erosion. Both the topsoil and cesium benchmark sites are useful to distinguish differences between conventional and conservation tillage systems.
dc.description.sponsorship Agriculture Canada
dc.format pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Agriculture Canada
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Soil and Water Environmental Enhancement Program
dc.rights In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.subject watershed
dc.subject soil
dc.subject soil conditions
dc.subject soil map
dc.subject farm management
dc.subject erosion
dc.subject conservation farming practices
dc.title Soil survey of the pilot watersheds Southwestern Ontario
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder Agriculture Canada
dc.contributor.affiliation Ecological Services for Planning, Ltd.

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