This book aims to provide a thorough understanding of the concepts in soil and resource inventory - Concepts - Standard soil survey - Scope and objectives – Soil systematic - Soil mapping units - Methods and types of soil survey - Soil maps. Soil Classification - Modern Soil Taxonomy - USDA System - Diagnostic horizons- Soil orders . Soil survey reports-Soil Survey Interpretations - Land Capability Classification - Soil and Land Irrigability Classification Storie’s Index Rating - Fertility Capability Classification- Land suitability for field crops, horticultural crops and forest trees - Land Use Planning concepts and objectives.
The book has been compiled in order to provide sound knowledge and to improve the technical competence of the Bachelor Degree of Agriculture students based on Undergraduate curriculum. The topics and contents have been presented to make it easy understanding for the students.
V. Arunkumar is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural College & Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
Muthiyan Pandiyan, Dean, Agricultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Eachankottai, Thanjavur and Vazhavachanur, Tamil Nadu, India.
M. Yuvaraj, currently working in Agricultural College and Research Institute, Vazhavachanure, Tiruvannamalai. Tamil Nadu.
C. Sivakuamr is working as Associate Professor in Agronomy at Agricultural College & Research Institute, Vazhavachanur, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
A. Krishnaveni is an Environmental Scientist with 10 years of experience in Research, Education and Extension and 9 years of experience in different ICAR – NATP, UGC.
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2. Soil Survey
3. Soil Classification
4. Soil Survey Interpretation
5. Land Use Planning