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Characterization of Soils in the Northern region of Sri Lanka to develop a soil data base for land use planning and environmental applications

NRC Grant: 12-122

Prof. R.B. Mapa
Dept. of Soil Science
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya
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Area of Research: Agriculture
Status: Ongoing

 

Objectives

  1. a) Identification of the major soil series based on soil, topography, parent material, climate, vegetation and previous information. b) Selection of bench mark sites for each soil series, recording the exact location using a global positioning system (GPS), description of landscape and soil profile and identifying major soil horizons. c) Sampling from soil horizons and characterization of soil physical chemical and mineralogical properties d) Using the information gathered to classify soils according to international methods as FAO-UNESCO Legend and Soil Taxonomy to facilitate agro-technology transfer e) Produce a soil map for North and East regions of Sri Lanka and incorporate the new information to the present soil map of the Dry zone of Sri Lanka.

 

 

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