|Location: Bass||Property: Recreation Reserve|
|Aust. Soil Class.: Eutrophic, Mottled-Subnatric, Brown SODOSOL||General Landscape Description: Flat of an old flood plain (0-1% slope).|
|A1||0-35 cm||Very dark greyish brown (10YR3/2) with occasional slight mottles; fine sandy clay loam; hardsetting surface condition; moderate fine polyhedral structure within the root zone and massive structure where there are no roots; very firm consistence dry; pH 5.4; clear and wavy change to:|
NOTE: there is a possible sporadic bleach.
|B21||35-60 cm||Dark brown (10YR3/3) with few (10%) yellowish brown (10YR5/6) mottles; light medium clay; moderate coarse prismatic, parting to moderate coarse polyhedral structure; strong consistence dry; pH 5.8; gradual and wavy change to:|
|2B21||60-90 cm||Grey (10YR5/1) with many (25%) brownish yellow (10YR6/6) mottles; light medium clay; moderate coarse prismatic structure; strong consistence dry; pH 6.4:|
|2B22||90+ cm||Grey (10YR5/1) with many (25-30%) brownish yellow (10YR6/8) mottles; medium clay; moderate coarse prismatic, parting to moderate coarse blocky structure; strong consistence dry; pH 6.0.|
Key Profile Features:
(at 1 m)
The surface soil is strongly acid.
The subsoil is moderately acid.
The exchangeable aluminium levels
in the surface is low. But the levels
within the upper subsoil (B21) are very high.
The surface soil is non-sodic.
The subsoil is sodic throughout.
The clay content increases clearly
at the A/B boundary.