Field Activities

 Field/site visit is mandatory for soil survey. The field activities during soil survey include:

  • Identification of Landform
  • Natural Vegetation/ Land Use
  • Profile Excavation (Up to 2 Meters Depth, Where Possible)
  • Soil Horizon/Layer Thickness
  • Soil Colour
  • pH
  • Porosity
  • Soil Texture
  • Soil Structure etc.


The characteristics  which are studied are relatively permanent in nature and are developed in hundreds/thousands of years. Soil samples from each horizon/ layer are also collected for laboratory analysis.