Studies in West Indian soils


Investigations into the origin, classification, properties and agricultural relationships of the soils of the West Indies region have occupied a great deal of the time and facilities of the Chemistry Department of the College since its inception in 1922. Indeed, the earliest attempts to bring together the available information concerning the soils of the West Indies, and to extend our knowledge of their origin and crop relationships within the different insular areas were made before the College was founded, and whilst the Imperial Department of Agriculture was still in existence, with headquarters in Barbados.