Switzerland needs nationwide soil mapping

To use soil sustainably calls for detailed information about its properties. However, this is lacking for large areas of Switzerland. The National Research Programme “Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource” (NRP 68) is proposing a “Swiss soil information platform” and showing how soil mapping can be expedited by using digital methods.

Landnutzungsklassen für landwirtschaftlich genutzte Flächen im Schweizer Mittelland von 2000 bis 2015
Image: Armin Keller, Agroscope