Recent Soil Investigation In the cape Province

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1913
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. JURITZ D
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A FEW years ago the writer contributed to the Cape Agricultural Journal a series of twelve articles descriptive of the work that had been done in the Cape Government Laboratories in connection with the analysis, chemical and physical, of the agricultural soils of the Cape Province. These articles were subsequently published in book form under the title " A Study of the Agricultural Soils of the Cape Colony." Therein were discussed analyses of somewhat over 800 soil samples collected in sixty-four magisterial divisions and districts of the Province. Nominally, the period occupied in the work there described embraced the years 1893 to 1907-i.e.· ostensibly fifteen years. Actually, the bulk of the work was carried out in less than half that time, viz., 1893 to 1900; after that at first the war and then the financial depression very seriously interfered with the prosecution of ~oil investigation.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 36, p. 3-57