C.L.I. Class Rating Definitions

 
 
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 The Canada Land Inventory (C.L.I.) rating system provides an indication of the agricultural capability of land. The C.L.I. class for each parcel of land is determined by the dominant C.L.I. class for the parcel, usually a quarter-section of land. This permits comparisons of the real estate value of land of similar productive capability.

The individual reports presented here provide a comparison on a municipal basis (county, municipal district, and special area).

The definitions of the land classes used in these reports are:

Class 1 - Soils with no significant limitations in use for crops.
Class 2 - Soils with moderate limitations that restricts the range of crops or require moderate conservation practices.
Class 3 - Soils with moderately severe limitations that restricts the range of crops or require special conservation practices.
Class 4 - Soils with severe limitations that restricts the range of crops or require special conservation practices or both.
Class 5 - Soils that are unsuitable for annual cultivation These soils could be improved for the production of perennial forages or pasture.
Class 6 - Soils that have some natural grazing potential but where improvement practices are not feasible.
Other - Soils that have no capability for arable culture or permanent pasture, soils that are organic and frequently found in the wooded regions of the province and soils that could not be assigned a C.L.I. class because of a lack of a suitable map.

 
 
 
 
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