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Profile Number 67

Laboratory number: 0946A study of the land in the Catchment of Gippsland Lakes - Vol 2 - Soil profile 67Profile Description
Site number:393A10-5 cmVery dark greyish brown (10YR 3/2) sandy loam; weak coarse (10 mm) crumb structure; rough-ped fabric; slightly hard when dry; abundant roots; pH 5.5; abrupt smooth boundary
Classification:Northcote (1979) – Dy3.42
Stace et al (1972) - Soloth
A215-15 cmLight yellowish brown (10YR 6/4) fine sandy loam; common faint yellowish brown (5-15 mm) mottles; apedal; earthy fabric; very hard when dry; common roots; pH 5.8; clear smooth boundary
Location:Traralgon 8221, grid ref. 655868
2 km W of Toongabbie, 23 km NW of Rosedale
B247-90 cmYellowish brown (10YR 5/8) medium clay; common distinct reddish brown (<5 mm) mottles; moderate coarse (20 mm) angular blocky structure; smooth-ped fabric; common roots; 2% (5 mm) mottles; common roots; 2% red chert fragments up to 300 mm; pH 6.0%; gradual wavy boundary
Land system, component: Westbury, 1B390-170+ cmYellowish brown (10YR 5/8) heavy clay; common distinct grey (5-15 mm) and reddish brown (<5 mm) mottles; moderate coarse (25 mm) angular blocky structure; smooth-ped fabric; very hard when dry; few roots; 2% quartz gravel up to 200 mm; pH 7.0
Topography:4% slope on low rise
Elevation:80 m
Drainage:Poor
Parent material:Tertiary unconsolidated material of mixed texture
Vegetation:Open forest II: Eucalyptus globoidea, E. sideroxylon, E. mellioroda and E. goniocalyx
LABORATORY ANALYSES 946
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
0-5
L
0
10
33
23
15
4.6
110
0.011
A21
10-15
L
1
24
40
23
13
4.4
50
0.006
A22
30-47
L
4
26
33
23
17
5.0
55
0.005
B2
47-60
CL
5
14
24
22
38
42
13
29
13
5.5
190
0.026
B3
90-120
C
1
10
21
19
49
6.2
50
0.063
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
0-5
12.2
0.59
27
0.5
23
160
0.023
0.11
5.4
2.9
0.6
0.4
42.2
13
7
1
1
78
A21
10-15
0.74
0.036
27
0.6
10
30
0.029
0.029
0.3
0.4
0.1
0.2
7.6
4
5
1
3
87
A22
30-47
1.9
0.004
0.097
0.2
1.3
0.1
0.4
9.4
2
14
1
4
79
B2
47-60
2.4
0.004
0.15
0.2
6.8
0.2
2.5
21.5
1
32
1
12
54
B3
90-120
2.7
0.004
0.21
0.2
9.1
0.1
5.3
19.3
1
47
1
27
24
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