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Chromosols (Australian Soil Classification) have a strong texture contrast between the loamy surface (A) horizons and the clayey upper subsoil (B2) horizon. The subsoil is also not strongly acid i.e. pH of greater than 5.4 (water) and not sodic.

Thumbnail Map: Chromosol Distribution
Chromosols in the West Gippsland Region

    This overview map of Chromosols in the West Gippsland region has been developed from more detailed
    regional soil/landform mapping (Sargeant and Imhof, In press). It shows areas where Chromosols are most likely to occur within the region and should only be used as a general indication of their distribution. Note that other soil types may also occur within these mapped areas. Also, some areas (e.g. forested areas in the north of the region) have been largely unsurveyed and the distribution of soil types is not well known.

Photo: Site G65 Profile
Brown Chromosol near Nambrok.

    Chromosols are not widespread in the agricultural areas of West Gippsland. They are most common in the western part of the region and are often associated with
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