25 Jun 2018

Soil mapping hits 8 million hectares

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:17 pm on 25 June 2018

A milestone today for soil scientists - more than 8 million hectares has been digitally mapped in New Zealand. 

That's 30 per cent of the New Zealand land area. 

Soil is important for the country, our GDP and the health of our ecosystems rely on it. 

The mapping data is being shared with everyone from farmers to councils, and to explain more about hitting this milestone is Landcare Research Soil Scientist Sam Carrick.

Sam Carrick testing water inflitration into soil

Sam Carrick testing water inflitration into soil Photo: Landcare Research

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