Description of soil ABRDWxt~~~N (REDWATER)

General Characteristics
Classification O.DGC

Orthic Dark Gray Chernozem

Profile Native soil profile

The soil is in native condition (undisturbed by agriculture).

Kind of material Mineral

The soil material is primarily composed of mineral particles.

Water table Never

The water table is not present in the soil at any time.

Root restrictions No root restricting layer

The growth of plant roots is not restricted by any soil layer.

Type of root restricting layer n/a

Not Applicable

Drainage Moderately well drained

Water is removed from the soil somewhat slowly in relation to supply. Excess water is removed somewhat slowly due to low perviousness, shallow water table, lack of gradient, or some combination of these. Soils have intermediate to high water storage capacity (5-6 cm) within the control section and are usually medium to fined textured. Precipitation is the dominant water source in medium to fine textured soils; precipitation and significant additions by subsurface flow are necessary in coarse textured soils.


Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Uppermost Glaciofluvial

Material moved by glaciers and subsequently sorted and deposited by streams flowing from the melting ice. The deposits are stratified and may occur in the form of outwash plains, deltas, kames eskers, and kame terraces. See also glacial drift and till.

Moderately Coarse

Moderately Coarse (USDA Texture Classes: VFS,LVFS,CSL,SL,FSL,GSL,CBSL,GFSL).

Moderately / Very Strongly Calcareous

6 - 40 CaCO3 equivalent (%)

Below Till (Morainal)

Morainal material (till) deposited by glacial ice: a mixture of boulders, sand, silt, and clay.

Moderately Fine

Moderately Fine (USDA Texture Classes: SCL,FSCL,VFSCL,CL,SICL,GSCL,GL,CBCL).

Undifferentiated

Undifferentiated acidity and/or calcareousness


Soil Layer Characteristics
Classification Physical Chemical Water
Layer Number Upper
depth
Lower
depth
hzn_lit hzn_mas hzn_suf hzn_mod bd cofrag tsand tsilt tclay domsand vfsand orgcarb vonpost wood phca ph2 bases caco3 cec ec ksat kp0 kp10 kp33 kp1500
1 0 10 A h 1.2 0 70 18 12 F 8 3.1 -9 -9 5.9 6.5 90 0 19 0 30.0 55 -9 22 13
2 10 35 A he 1.2 0 65 20 15 F 8 1.0 -9 -9 5.5 6.1 80 0 13 0 30.0 55 -9 18 10
3 35 60 B m 1.45 0 64 25 11 F 9 0.5 -9 -9 6.1 6.7 90 0 8 0 30.0 45 -9 19 11
4 60 80 BC 1.55 0 60 30 10 F 8 0.5 -9 -9 6.3 6.9 90 0 6 0 10.0 42 -9 21 11
5 80 100 2 C k 1.45 0 30 40 30 F 10 0.5 -9 -9 7.4 7.8 99 6 22 1 1.0 45 -9 37 22