Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_86

The possibilities inherent in a soil or land in general, of being capable of conversion to a particular use. Many classifications of the capability of land for particular uses exist, and a large number are ‘pedocentric’ (Rossiter, 1996).


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