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A New Classification Procedure for Agricultural Land According to Use Capabilities and Its Importance to Forestry

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Federal, state, and local agencies are making a determined effort to obtain better land use and management. Action programs have been and are being developed further for making needed adjustments. The findings of research are being combined with the results of experience to develop good land use and proper management. Classes of land according to use capability, a recent development, interpret soil conservation surveys by providing for a simple grouping of the physical factors surveyed with the intent of presenting simple and easily understood recommendations to be followed by almost anyone. Colored maps, together with tables showing recommended land use and cultural practices, are made available. This procedure may have far reaching effects on farm forestry.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Regional Forestry Division, Soil Conservation Service, Upper Darby, Pa.

Publication date: December 1, 1942

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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