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BS 3882:2015 Specification for topsoil
Specifies requirements for topsoils that are moved or traded excluding in situ topsoil or subsoil. Describes multipurpose and specific purpose topsoils that have low fertility, acidic or calcareous. Also provides guidance on sampling and analysis.
Supersedes BS 3882:2007. Came into effect 30 April 2015. First published April 1965. Second edition October 1994. Third edition November 2007. Fourth (current) edition April 2015. Complements BS 8601 which specifies subsoil.
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