Soil Description Handbook

Author(s): J.D.G. Milne

Soils & Fertilisers | Soil & Composting

The Soil Description Handbook provides standardised methods and defined terminology for the description of soil and site features in New Zealand. The scheme is a comprehensive description system, that can also be used for recording a more limited range of soil and site data.


This revised edition includes minor amendments and additions, based mainly on recommendations by New Zealand pedologists involved in soil description or in teaching.


New tables, figures, and flow diagrams are included, and the horizon notation system for New Zealand soils has been added as an appendix.


The handbook has been specifically designed for the storage of soil information in computer databases. To this end, reference code sheets and soil description cards are included in a pocket in the back of the book.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780478045499
  • : Manaaki Whenua Press
  • : Manaaki Whenua Press
  • : December 1995
  • : 210mm X 148mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 133
  • : b&w drawings
  • : J.D.G. Milne
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition