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This volume is the report of a seminar on soil survey and land evaluation held at the International Agricultural Centre in Wageningen, Netherlands, under the auspices of the Land Use and Rural Resources Programme Committee, an advisory body to the Commission of the European Communities. The seminar was organised by the Soil Survey Institute of the Netherlands and the Department of Soil Science of the Geologisches Landesamt Nordrhein-Westfalen (FRG). The proceedings deal with the following topics: results from completed land evaluation projects in Ireland (land evaluation methodology), UK (suitability for first early potatoes), France (national land evaluation system) and Italy (national land evaluation system); results from ongoing land evaluation projects in Denmark (computerized soil classification system in relation to land use planning), Belgium (interpretation for wheat growing of the EC soil map of Europe at 1:1 million), and Ireland (land evaluation for grassland in Europe); results of the Dutch - German project on soil survey methods, soil survey interpretation and soil physical research, carried out in a joint venture soil mapping on a scale 1:50 000 in the German - Dutch border area; an outline of the conclusions and the recommendations of the seminar. Two soil maps, scale 1:50 000, one of the German and one of the Dutch series, pertaining to the German - Dutch joint venture survey, accompany this volume. The volume presents an overall view of the current situation of land evaluation and its application in the European Community and illustrates the progress which has been made since the EC Land Resource Evaluation Symposium of Wexford in 1978.

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Authors: HAANS J C F M, SOIL SURVEY INSTITUTE, WAGENINGEN (THE NETHERLANDS);GEOLOGISCHES LANDESAMT, NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, KREFELD (GERMANY);STEUR G G L, SOIL SURVEY INSTITUTE, WAGENINGEN (THE NETHERLANDS);GEOLOGISCHES LANDESAMT, NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, KREFELD (GERMANY);HEIDE G SOIL SURVEY INSTITUTE, WAGENINGEN (THE NETHERLANDS), SOIL SURVEY INSTITUTE, WAGENINGEN (THE NETHERLANDS);GEOLOGISCHES LANDESAMT, NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, KREFELD (GERMANY);GEOLOGISCHES LANDESAMT, NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, KREFELD (GERMANY), SOIL SURVEY INSTITUTE, WAGENINGEN (THE NETHERLANDS);GEOLOGISCHES LANDESAMT, NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, KREFELD (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK, 309 P., 1984, ISBN 90 6191 545 7 WRITE TO A.A. BALKEMA PUBLISHERS, P.O. BOX 1675, 3000 BR ROTTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS), PRICE: HFL. 75, (EUR 9003 EN).
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