Australian Soil Classification: Vertic, Hypercalcic, Brown CHROMOSOL
General Landscape Description: Low hills.
Site Description: Upper slope of a hill slope.
Geology: Neogene sediments, calcareous.
Land Use: Vineyard.
Soil Profile Morphology:
|A11||0-10 cm||Black (7.5YR2.5/1); firm surface condition; heavy sandy loam; weak medium platy structure; rough faced peds; firm consistence dry; contains a few medium ferruginous concretions; pH 6.5; clear change:|
|A12||10-20 cm|| Very dark grey (7.5YR3/1); sandy loam; massive; earthy fabric; firm consistence dry; pH 6.4; abrupt change: |
|B21||20-40 cm||Very dark grey (7.5YR3/1) with a few medium faint dark yellowish brown (10YR4/6) mottles; light medium clay; massive; strong very coarse angular blocky, parting to medium angular blocky structure, with some lenticular structure; very strong consistence dry; small slickenslides evident; pH 6.8; diffuse change:|
|B22||40-70 cm||Yellowish brown (10YR5/4) with many distinct coarse very dark grey (7.5YR3/1) and reddish brown (5YR4/4) mottles; light medium clay; strong very coarse angular blocky, parting to medium angular blocky structure; strong consistence dry; pH 8.3; abrupt change:|
|Ck||70–130+ cm||Light brown (10YR6/3); medium clay; massive; strong consistence dry; abundant calcareous segregations; pH 9.4.|
(at 70-130 cm)
Very Strongly Alkaline
Low to Medium
|The surface and upper subsoil is slightly acid. The deeper subsoil is very strongly alkaline.||The salinity rating in the surface and upper subsoil is low. The deeper subsoil has a low to medium salinity rating.|