Landmark book unearths SA soils secrets.

A landmark publication containing world-class soils information will be launched in Adelaide tonight.

The Soils of Southern South Australia is the culmination of a $10 million, 20-year investment by the State and Federal Governments, and presents information and data regarding the soil types and characteristics of South Australia’s agricultural areas in the one volume. The Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation (DWLBC) and the University of Adelaide will jointly launch the publication. DWLBC soil scientists James Hall, David Maschmedt and Bruce Billing co-authored the book, and are fittingly all past University of Adelaide graduates. This book will be highly useful particularly for farmers, grape growers and other primary production industries, providing a better understanding of soils in the environment.

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