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WRB Reference Soil Group (RSG)

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WRB Reference Soil Group (RSG)
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A code list of possible reference soil groups (i.e. first level of classification of the World Reference Base for Soil Resources).
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Reference Soil Groups are distinguished by the presence (or absence) of specific diagnostic horizons, properties and/or materials.
NOTE The WRB soil classification system comprises 32 different RSGs.
SOURCE World reference base for soil resources 2006, first update 2007, World Soil Resources Reports No. 103, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2007.
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