Organic Matter Content of Cultivated Soils

Organic Matter Content of Cultivated Soils This map displays the percentage of organic matter in the surface layer of cultivated soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil organic matter (SOM) is derived primarily from the decomposition of plant biomass. SOM improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil and has beneficial effects on agricultural soil quality. SOM is reported on the map as a percentage using the following classes: less than 2 (very low), 2 to 4 (low), 4 to 6 (medium), 6 to 8 (high) and greater than 8 (very high).This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS. 2022-09-27 Government of Alberta duke@gov.ab.ca AgricultureEconomics and IndustryInformation and CommunicationsALBERTADOWNLOADABLE-DATAFARMINGGEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATIONPLANT-LITTERSOIL-CHEMISTRYSOIL-FERTILITYGovernment information Organic Matter Content of Cultivated SoilsESRI REST https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/MapServer/13 Organic Matter Content of Cultivated SoilsESRI REST https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/MapServer/13 Organic Matter Content of Cultivated Soils - (HTML)HTML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/7b3cb5f2444a498e912df6c75689bf99/html Organic Matter Content of Cultivated SoilsWMS https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain&layers=Organic Matter Content of Cultivated Soils Organic Matter Content of Cultivated SoilsWMS https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain&layers=Organic Matter Content of Cultivated Soils Organic Matter Content of Cultivated Soils - (XML)XML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/7b3cb5f2444a498e912df6c75689bf99/xml Contains SHP and KMZ for Organic Matter Content of Cultivated Soils dataset (From Alberta Geodiscorver Portal metadata)other https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/AG_FOR/LandResourceAtlas/Organic_Matter_Content_of_Cultivated_Soils.zip Dataset (From Alberta Geodiscorver Portal metadata)other https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10312 Alberta GeoportalHTML https://open.alberta.ca/opendata/4921c409-eb2c-4953-8755-af6652323e2c

This map displays the percentage of organic matter in the surface layer of cultivated soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil organic matter (SOM) is derived primarily from the decomposition of plant biomass. SOM improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil and has beneficial effects on agricultural soil quality. SOM is reported on the map as a percentage using the following classes: less than 2 (very low), 2 to 4 (low), 4 to 6 (medium), 6 to 8 (high) and greater than 8 (very high).This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.

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