Soil samples across the Falkland Islands from 2012 to 2014

The dataseries comprises of soil samples taken in various farms across the Falkland Islands from 2012 to 2014. Data are collected in the framework of the farm improvement program run by the Department of Agriculture. The reason for collecting soil samples is to assist the farmers with fertiliser choice since the usage and types of fertiliser will vary according to the soil carachteristics.

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Field Value
Last Updated December 21, 2020, 09:59 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:19 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category geoscientific information
Temporal Extent Start 2012-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage Soil samples are collected by the officers of the Department of Agriculture (DOA). The samples are taken in the paddocks that the farmers want to improve in terms of yield, nutritional values for better pastures, and winter feed. In general 500 gr of soil sample is taken and it is considered to be representative of the field. The samples are taken from the paddock using a W "transect". The soil sample are then mixed together to get an overall representation of the soil in the paddock. The samples are analysed in the DOA lab using the Palintest complete soil management kit. The volume of the soil sampled is 0.5 ml and it is diluted in deionised water and the following components are tested: pH water and Ca_Cl2, Nitrogen, Ammonia, Olsen_P, Potassium, Sulphur, Magnesium, Calcium, Alluminium, Iron, Cupper, Manganese, Chloride, Conductivity and Soluble salt. The lab technicians keep a sample book in their offices with indication of all the sample in stock. Usually samples are retained for two years in a glassware store area, some of the oldest samples may be missed. Data are still incomplete. All the NA values in the table indicate that no measurament was taken. All the values greater than or minus than a figure indicates that the figure is actually the maximum value measurable for the instrument used in the lab. For instance, if one column has got >25 and also >75 it means that 25 is the maximum value of that chemical component in the sample.
West Longitude -61.4548
South Latitude -52.9257
East Longitude -57.6865
North Latitude -50.9992
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: Falkland Islands – Department of Agriculture
Data Format csv, shape
Update Frequency annually
Accuracy Within a mile for 2012, 2013 and 2014 data, few 2014 data were taken with GPS with 5 to 7 metres accuracy
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2014-07-23
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-101

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