Soil Landscapes in Manitoba

This section provides an overview of Manitoba soils, including the range of soil types and how Manitoba soils are organized and classified. This information is referenced from the Soil Management Guide.

Understanding soil landscapes

You can find the following in the Soil Management Guide:

  • What is soil?
  • Why are soils important?  
  • Soil variation
  • Why are there so many different soils found in Manitoba? 
  • How were soils formed?
  • What are the basic soil properties?
    • Texture
    • Structure
    • Colour
    • Bulk Density
    • Drainage
    • Calcium Carbonate Content
  • How do we organize and classify soils?