Australian Soil Classification: Reticulate, Mesotrophic, Brown CHROMOSOL
General Landscape Description: Gently undulating plain (plateau).
Site Description: Flat plain above gentle slope, dairy pasture.
Geology: Hanson Plain Sand
Soil Profile Morphology:
|Ap||0-15 cm||Very dark grayish brown (10YR3/2 moist), dark grayish brown (10YR4/2 dry); loamy fine sand; apedal; very weak consistence; pH 5.3; diffuse change to:|
Note: Surface (Ap) horizon has been stripped from soil profile
|B1||15-40 cm||Dark yellowish brown (10YR4/6 moist), yellowish brown (10YR5/8 dry); clay loam, moderate root channels; firm consistence; pH 5.7; clear change to:|
|B21||40-65 cm||Dark yellowish brown (10YR4/6 moist), yellowish brown (10YR5/8 dry); sandy clay loam; moderately pedal; diffuse change to:|
|B22||65-100 cm||Dark yellowish brown (10YR4/6 moist and dry); medium to heavy clay; slight, strong brown (7.5YR4/6 moist) mottling; very friable; very firm consistence; pH 5.8; gradual change to:|
|BC||100 cm+||Gray (N6/1 moist) and dusky red (7.5R3/4 moist), red (10R4/8 moist) and yellowish brown (10YR5/8 moist) reticulate mottling ("Tiger Mottles"); medium to heavy clay.|
(at 65-100 cm)
|The surface is strongly acid. The subsoil is moderately acid.||Salinity rating is low throughout the profile.||The soil is non sodic throughout.||Exchangeable Aluminium levels are high in the subsoil.|
(0.2- 2.0 mm)
(0.02- 0.2 mm)
(0.002- 0.02 mm)