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Kompong Siem calcareous phase: A new phase for the Kompong Siem Soil group of the Cambodian Agronomic Soil Classification

Hin, S., Schoknecht, N., Vance, W., Bell, R.W. and Seng, V. (2005) Kompong Siem calcareous phase: A new phase for the Kompong Siem Soil group of the Cambodian Agronomic Soil Classification. Unpublished

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Abstract

Only the Rice Soils of Cambodia have been described in detail (White et al. 1997). The naming and identification of the rice soil groups has become familiar to agronomists, extension officers and farmers in Cambodia due to their common usage and many training programmes conducted on their identification and properties (Heer et al. 1999). However, the Rice Soil Manual does not describe all the soils of Cambodia (White et al. 1997). The key for identification of rice soils allows for undefined and unclassified soils. Most of the upland soils of Cambodia are likely to fall into this category. Increased interest in crop diversification and upland farming has created a need for more detailed information on the soils in these areas. This is one of a series of Notes describing new soil groups or new phases of existing groups that are proposed for inclusion into the Cambodian Agronomic Soil Classification (CASC). A new phase of Kompong Siem Soil Group has been recognised and described by the CARDI Soil and Water Research program under the ACIAR Project, “Assessing land suitability for crop diversification in Cambodia and Australia”. The purpose of this note is to assist agronomists, extension officers and farmers to recognise a new calcareous phase of the Kompong Siem Soil group, to outline its main limiting factors, soil management requirements, and potential for land use.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Series Name: CARDI Soil and Water Science Technical Note No. 6
Publisher: Unpublished
Copyright: The Authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15624
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