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Correlation of Soil Classifications

Correlation of soil groups with the Genetic New Zealand Soil Classification (Taylor and Pohlen 1962) and the US Soil Taxonomy (Soil Survey Staff 1990). 

The correlation’s with Soil Taxonomy provide only the nearest equivalents, as criteria differ between the two systems. 

The lowest category of Soil Taxonomy is given (order, suborder or great group) that can be best related to soil groups of the NZ Soil Classification.

View the correlation tables by selecting the PDF Soil Classification Table below, or clicking on the Full Table of all Soils button.
This concludes the information on Soils Orders and Groups.
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