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TMcE Dec 06, 2018 02:00 PM
Hi, I am interested to know if there are Standard Operating Procedures for the analysis of soil, similar to those found for water in "Standard Methods for the analysis of Water and Wastewater". what would be the minimum parameters for various soil types, e.g. Agricultural (tillage/dairy/other stock), Urban, Forestry, Bog/Peatlands etc.
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EEA Dec 17, 2018 12:54 PM
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the European Environment Agency (EEA).

There are many Standard Operating Procedures for soil, which you may access via this link: http://www.fao.org/3/a-bs756e.pdf (see specifically Annex I (pg. 39-42) for an overview of the reference literature and ISO standards).

A very successful compilation for Europe forest soil analytics have been produced by the ICP Forests Soil Expert Panel. The reference can be found on page 39 of the link provided above.

You are enquiring for procedures adapted to soil types and land uses, and you refer to different systems such as under agricultural soils and urban soils. This question would require more research.

We thus recommend that you take a look at the reference literature provided via the link. Feel free to get back to us with any further questions. However, we advise you to be specific and detailed as possible with your questions, so our experts can help you in the best possible way.

We hope this information may be useful to you.

Kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service
 
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