This soil information covers most of the 170 soil types that were mapped by Topoclimate South in the 1:50,000 soil survey of Southland's soil resources. The aim of the Soil Information Sheet is to summarise the soil survey's technical data and present it in a user-friendly form. The information sheets are designed to inform Southland people about the properties and sustainable land use potential of the soils in their region.
In addition to the soils for which Information Sheets are available, there are 26 relatively minor soils whose salient features are summarised in the document below.
Soil Information Sheets