What is the Clay layer?

What is the clay map and how do I use it?

A digital soil map of clay is a map that provides information about the distribution of clay in the soil across a particular region or area. The map is created using various techniques, including remote sensing, geostatistics, and modeling. The digital soil map in FarmLab comes from the Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia and is displayed at 90m resolution. 

The digital soil map of clay shows the amount and distribution of clay in the soil across a particular area. Clay is an important component of soil, and its content can have a significant impact on agricultural productivity.

The map can provide valuable information to farmers and agricultural professionals about the soil's physical properties, including its water-holding capacity, drainage, and fertility.

Farmers can use this information to make informed decisions about crop selection, irrigation, and fertilisation. For example, crops that require well-drained soil may not do well in areas with high clay content, while crops that require high water-holding capacity may thrive in such areas.

By using a digital soil map of clay, farmers can tailor their agricultural practices to suit the specific characteristics of their soil, which can help to optimize yields and reduce inputs, such as fertilizers and water.