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  1. Vol. 22 No. 2, p. 152-154
     
    Received: Apr 25, 1957
    Published: Mar, 1958


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1958.03615995002200020016x

Soil Survey Interpretation—Theory and Purpose1

  1. A. R. Aandahl2

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Soil survey interpretation comprises the organization and presentation of knowledge about characteristics, qualities, and behavior of soils as they are classified and outlined on maps. This knowledge should be organized and presented in ways that will help people to make more intelligent decisions in their uses of soils. Agricultural users should be helped to make proper choices from available alternatives in use and management of soils for plant production. Engineering users should be helped to make choices among possible designs for subgrades, types of foundations, and the like. Hydrologists should be able to estimate runoff and water yields more accurately. Soil survey interpretations should help these and other users to make full and effective application of the knowledge available about soils.

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