Visual Soil Assessment (VSA) Field Guide
The VSA Field Guide has been developed to help land managers assess soil quality easily, quickly, reliably and cheaply on a paddock scale.
It is self-explanatory and its use does not require special training or technical skills. While the Field Guide contains a wealth of information about soil quality and its fundamental importance to sustainable resource management, the information is expressed in a simple and concise way, and will provide a useful educational tool.
The following volumes are available:
|Volume 1: Field Guide. cropping and pastoral grazing on flat to rolling country. (7.7 MB)|
|Volume 2: Soil Management Guidelines. cropping and pastoral grazing on flat to rolling country. (4.2MB)|
|Volume 3: Field Guide. Hill country land uses. (9.6 MB)|
Volume 4: Soil management guidelines. Hill country land uses. (5.5 MB)
The VSA guides were produced with the co-operation of Horizons Regional Council, Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington Regional Council, and Landcare Research.