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Profile Number 39

Laboratory number: 0932 A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 39Profile Description
Site number:379A11 0 - 7 cmVery dark greyish brown (10YR 3/2) organic loam; strong fine (7 mm) subangular blocky structure; rough-ped fabric; friable when moist; abundant fine and thick grass roots; pH 5.5; clear boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) - Gn2.81
Stace et al. (1972) – Wiesenboden
Al2 7 - 21 cmVery dark greyish brown (10YR 3/20) organic loam; moderate very fine (4 mm) subangular blocky structure; rough-ped fabric; firm when moist; reddish brown root stains; abundant fine roots; pH 5.5; diffuse boundary
Location:Moe 8121, grid ref. 251738 4 km S of TrafalgarB21g 21 - 60 cmGrey (10YR 5/1) silty clay; abundant distinct yellowish brown (<5 mm) mottles; apedal; earthy fabric; firm when moist; few fine roots; pH 5.0; clear boundary
Land system, component: Moe, 1B22g 60 - 90cmGrey (10YR 5/1) heavy clay; abundant prominent yellowish brown (<5 mm) mottles; apedal; earthy fabric; firm when moist; few fine roots; pH 4.5; clear boundary
Topography:Alluvial plain, 1% slopeC90 - 180 cmLight grey to grey (10YR 6/1) silty clay loam; common distinct yellowish brown (5 - 15 mm) mottles; apedal; earthy fabric; firm when moist; pH 4.5
Elevation:60 m
Drainage:Poor
Parent material:Holocene fine-textured alluvium
Vegetation:Cleared; grassland of introduced species including Holcus lanatus, Paspalum dilatatum and Bromus catharticus
LABORATORY ANALYSES 932
Horizon
Sample
Depth

cm
Lab.
texture
Particle size distribution
Atterberg limits
1:5 soil water suspension
Clay mineralogy by x-ray diffraction
Gravel

%
Coarse
sand
% f.e.
fine sand

% f.e.
Silt

% f.e.
Clay

% f.e.
liquid
limit
%
plastic
limit
%
plasticity
index
%
linear
shrinkage
%
pH
EC
25C
uS/cm
Cl-

%
Depth

cm
Composition

%
All
Al2
B21g
B22g
C
0 - 7
10 - 20
30 - 60
60 - 90
90 - 120
C
C
SiCL
SiC
SiCL
11
3
0
0
0
16
2
1
<1
<1
18
11
28
21
24
18
17
42
35
38
37
62
29
43
38
29
16
13
6.5
4.9
5.1
5.0
4.8
4.9
150
68
35
77
68
0.011
0.005
0.003
0.006
0.005
Horizon
Sample
Depth

cm
Org. C


%
Total N


%
1.3C
N
Free
Fe2O3

%
Available
HCl extract
Exchangeable cations
P
ppm
K
ppm
P
%
K
%
Ca
Mg
K
Na
CEC
Ca
% of CEC
Mg
K
Na
H
Milliequivalents/100g
All
Al2
B21g
B22g
C
0 - 7
10 - 20
30 - 60
60 - 90
90 - 120
7.02
5.18
0.64
0.44
14
15
1.3
1.5
0.6
1.4
1.0
34
16
540
300
0.053
0.044
0.009
0.011
0.009
0.24
0.31
0.12
0.17
0.14
3.6
3.1
1.5
2.0
1.6
4.7
5.4
2.4
4.0
3.7
1.4
0.9
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.6
0.5
39.4
49.0
13.1
16.7
15.0
9
6
11
12
11
12
11
18
24
25
4
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
4
3
74
80
67
59
60
Horizon
Sample
Depth



cm
Bulk
Density



g/mL
Total
Porosity



%(V/V)
Volumetric
water content
Calculated
macro-porosity


%(V/V)
field
capacity

%
wilting
point

%
calculated
available
water
%
All
0 - 7
0.61
77.0
34.1
19.1
15.0
42.9
Al2
10 - 20
0.80
69.7
44.4
25.6
18.8
25.3
B22g
60 - 90
1.49
43.8
36.9
15.9
21.0
6.9
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