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Soil Technical Note-5 (Revision 2)

Central Great Plains MLRA Region 5
MO5 Soil Technical Note-5 (Revision 2)

November 28, 2011

Subject: SOI – Sampling Procedures for Laboratory Analysis of Soils for the Central Great Plains Major Land Resource Area Office Region 5

Purpose. To provide a reference, easily carried in the field, of techniques for soil scientists collecting soil characterization samples

Attached is a field guide for sampling procedures for laboratory analysis of soils in the Central Great Plains Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Office Region 5 (MO5). Included in this field guide is an excerpt from Chapter 3, Soil Survey Manual, relating to designations for master horizons and layers in soils. This field guide was created to provide a reference easily carried in the field, of techniques for soil scientists collecting soil characterization samples. This information is to provide consistency in the collection of soil characterization data within MO5.

Bound copies on waterproof paper are available from the MO5 office in Salina, Kansas.

/s/

CLEVELAND E. WATTS
State Soil Scientist/MO Leader

DIST: SS (MO5), MO Leaders – TX – CO – ND – MN – AR

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