Posters , Brochures, Stickers

International Year of Soils – 2015,  Poster & Brochure


Download a copy of the poster here

IYS brochure web version

IYS brochure web version

Download a copy of the brochure here

I Love Soil Stickers


Heart Sticker - Maori

Download a copy of the stickers in Te Reo Maori here


Heart Sticker

Download a copy of the stickers in English here

Soil Orders of New Zealand

soil orders poster

Poster showing the New Zealand Soil Orders prepared by the NZ Society of Soil Science. You are welcome to download and print your own copies. If you would like (free) preprinted A2 size copies please contact Megan Balks




Land Use Capability (LUC) is a complete system for identifying and describing individual units of land, as well as for assessing the capability of those units against a national classification reference. This is a robust and established system that has been used in NZ agriculture and resource management since 1952.


You can download a low resolution copy of this book from here – or purchase a hard copy of the book for $45.00 incl GST – from Isabelle Vanderkolk

The Living Mantle

Soils in the New Zealand Landscape – the Living Mantle, 2nd Edition, by Les Molloy, is an outstanding book on New Zealand soils and the agriculture and landscapes they underlie. This book is superbly illustrated with colour photographs, and it is a classic work on New Zealand soils. An essential companion for all who are interested in the use, conservation and science of our soil resource. Hard copies can be found online .

For those interested we have included links to individual chapters below:



Chapter 1   Chapter 2   Chapter 3   Chapter 4   Chapter 5

Chapter 6   Chapter 7   Chapter 8   Chapter 9   Chapter 10

Chapter 11   Chapter 12   Chapter 13   Chapter 14   Chapter 15