Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1996

Series Number

13

Keywords

Soil surveys, Soil types, Soil properties, Profiles, Vegetation, Species, Land use planning, Land capability, Western Australia, Geraldton region (WA), Northhampton region (WA), Chapman Valley region (WA), Greenough River region (WA), Mullewa region (WA, ) Morawa region (WA), Mingenew region (WA)

Abstract

This report presents results from soil and landform mapping at a scale of 1:250,000 for approximately 2.1 million hectares of the wheat-sheep belt of Western Australia. The study area corresponds with the Geraldton advisory district for Agriculture Western Australia and is the northern extent of the wheatbelt. The area covers parts of three major geological regions of Western Australia: the Perth Basin, Carnarvon Basin and the Yilgarn Craton. Fifty-one soil-landscape systems have been identified, some of which have been divided into subsystems, and are illustrated on the accompanying maps. The landform, parent material, rainfall, land use, native vegetation and soils are described within the text. Forty-eight soil series are described. Five soil properties and six degradation risks are described for each soil series. The areas for each system are indicated with approximate proportions for soils. The report provides an inventory of the soil and land resources of the Geraldton agricultural region for use in regional land use planning and interpretation.

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Geraldton_Region_Sheet1_of_2map.pdf (1161 kB)
Soil Landscape map of Geraldton region Map 1 of 2

Geraldton_Region_Sheet2_of_2map.pdf (2153 kB)
Soil Landscape map of Geraldton region Map 1 of 2

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