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New Soil App launched

Date posted: 28th Jun '12

Scientists have produced a free app mapping the soils of Great Britain

mySoil also allows the public to upload information, helping to improve knowledge of the properties of specific soil types and the vegetation habitats that they provide.

The app offers a map of soil parent material, the underlying geological material and information on depth, texture, pH and organic matter content.

The app has been produced by NERC British Geological Survey and the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and was launched at the Times Cheltenham Science festival.

The app is aimed at "farmers, horticulturalists, allotment owners, gardeners, college students, environmentalists and land use planners."

For more information on mySoil or to download the app click here to access the British Geological Survey website.

 

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