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HWSD Soil Quality - Constraints on Tillage/Workability


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2010-07-12 13:14:11
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2010-07-12 13:15:19


Diagnostic characteristics to indicate soil workability vary by type of management applied. Workability or ease of tillage depends on interrelated soil characteristics such as texture, structure, organic matter content, soil consistence/bulk density, the occurrence of gravel or stones in the profile or at the soil surface, and the presence of continuous hard rock at shallow depth as well as rock outcrops. Some soils are easy to work independent of moisture conditions, other soils are only manageable at an adequate moisture status, in particular for manual cultivation or light machinery. Irregular soil depth, gravel and stones in the profile and rock outcrops, might prevent the use of heavy farm machinery. The soil constraints related [...]


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Fischer, G., F. Nachtergaele, S. Prieler, H.T. van Velthuizen, L. Verelst, D. Wiberg, 2008. Global Agro-ecological Zones Assessment for Agriculture (GAEZ 2008). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria and FAO, Rome, Italy.
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:42:32 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 503fc8a414c841588f7fe2fc66d647eb

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