Soils and land use
An introduction from a soils perspective
Soils underpin agriculture, livestock, and forestry production systems, providing a wide variety of ecosystem services.
New Zealand's digital soil map
Explore fundamental soil data, create custom soil maps, and download soil factsheets for your land.
Visual Soil Assessment (VSA)
Self-assess your soil
Use our guides to assess soil quality easily, quickly, reliably, and cheaply on a paddock scale.
Manaaki Whenua's soil labs
We offer a wide range of analytical services for soil, plant, and water samples.