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What can I do on Soil Quality?

  • Examine soil properties through Australia's agricultural regions
  • Compare your soil test results with your neighbours.
  • Investigate soil quality indicator relationships
  • Discover the importance of Soil Biology

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Gravel and Bulk Density

Meaningful use of soil test results relies on an adjustment of values for gravel and bulk density. Adding the gravel content back into soil test results tends to "dilute" results, and adjusting for bulk density allows you to determine nutrient lev...

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Featured Fact Sheet

Microbial Biomass - Queensland

The soil microbial biomass consists mostly of bacteria and fungi, which decompose crop residues and organic matter in soil. The microbial biomass typically makes up less than 5 % of total soil organic matter, but it plays a very large role in a number of ke...

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Sites participating in the Soil Quality program are issued with a "Site Code" This code enables the site owner to compare their site amongst their catchments and regions.

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