The Excel spreadsheet below contains the source data for this indicator's graph and information.
The graph shows the percentage of the region’s land area meeting guidelines for satisfactory soil quality and soil quality ‘of concern’, by land use type.
The data were collected between 1996 and 2014.
The main soil quality issues in the Waikato region are soil compaction, excessive nutrients and loss of soil organic matter (SOM) with the associated decrease in biological activity of microorganisms.
More detailed information on trends for each of these issues can be found in Taylor, M., Cox, N., Littler, R, Drewry,J. (2017) 'Trends in soil quality monitoring data in the Waikato region 1995-2015', Waikato Regional Council Technical Report 2017/26. Hamilton, Waikato Regional Council. Click here to read the technical report.
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Fax (07) 859 0998 Freephone 0800 800 401