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Profile Number 54

Laboratory number: 0960A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 54Profile Description
Site number:478A10-10 cmDark brown (10YR 3/3) sandy loam; weak crumb structure; earthy fabric; soft when dry; pH 6.0; diffuse boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) – Dr2.22
Stace et al (1972) – Red Podzolic Soil
A210-25 cmBrown (10YR 4/3) sandy loam; apedal; hard when dry; porous; pH 6.5; clear boundary
Location:Stratford 8322, grid ref. 176432
12 km SW of Dargo and 2 KM NE of Castleburn
B225-50 cmDark red (2.5YR 3/6) sandy clay; weak fine (5 mm) angular blocky structure; smooth-ped fabric; very firm when moist; common weathered feldspar and mica; pH 6.5; clear boundary
Land system, component: Dargo, 2C50-120+ cmYellowish red (5YR 5/6) sandy clay loam; apedal; earthy fabric; firm when moist; pH 7.0
Topography:5% slope facing NE on broad crest of spur
Elevation:290 m
Drainage:Excessively drained
Parent material:Palaeozoic granite
Vegetation:Grassy open forest II: Eucalyptus bridgesiana.Ground layer with Medicago spp., Bromus sp. and Danthonia sp
LABORATORY ANALYSES 960
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
S/cm
Cl-

%
Depth

cm
Composition

%
A1
0-10
LS
9
43
36
13
7
6.1
36
0.002
A2
20-25
L
12
37
32
17
13
31
18
13
8.0
6.2
20
0.002
B2
30-50
CL
13
31
25
15
29
52
19
33
13
6.6
23
0.002
C
60-90
SL
14
40
31
9
19
7.2
2.2
0.002
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
A1
0-10
1.8
0.15
16
1.0
2
180
0.013
0.19
4.2
0.8
0.4
<0.01
10.7
39
8
4
<1
49
A2
20-25
0.19
0.025
10
1.9
<1
80
0.008
0.27
3.6
1.7
0.2
0.2
9.4
38
18
2
2
50
B2
30-50
3.3
0.008
0.40
7.5
3.3
0.3
0.5
16.5
45
20
2
3
30
C
60-90
2.7
0.005
0.32
8.9
3.1
0.2
0.6
13.7
65
23
2
4
6
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