Description of soil BCGNVd~~~~A (GLEN VALLEY)

General Characteristics
Classification TY.F

Typic Fibrisol

Profile Agricultural soil profile

The soil has been disturbed by agriculture.

Kind of material Organic

The soil material is primarily composed of organic particles.

Water table Always

The water table is always present in the soil.

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 Very poorly drained

Water is removed from the soil so slowly that the water table remains at or on the surface for the greater part of the time the soil is not frozen. Excess water is present in the soil for the greater part of the time. Groundwater flow and subsurface flow are the major water sources. Precipitation is less important except where there is a perched water table with precipitation exceeding evapotranspiration. Soils have a wide range in available water storage capacity, texture, and depth, and are either Gleysolic or Organic.


Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Uppermost Fen Peat

These deposits consist of sedge peat derived primarily from sedges with inclusions of partially decayed stems of shrubs formed in a eutrophic environment due to the close association of the material with mineral-rich waters.

Fibric

Fibric

Extremely / Strongly Acidic

pH < 5.6

Below Fluvial

These sediments generally consist of gravel and sand with a minor fraction of silt and rarely of clay. The gravels are typically rounded and contain interstitial sand.

Medium

Medium (USDA Texture Classes: VFSL,L,SIL,SI,GL,GSIL).

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 13 O p 0.5 0 -9 -9 -9 - -9 22.5 9 0 3.5 4.0 40 0 129 0 0.2 88 70 57 35
2 13 27 O m 1 0.13 0 -9 -9 -9 - -9 49.9 7 0 3.6 4.1 21 0 150 0 5.2 89 64 49 21
3 27 40 O m 2 0.13 0 -9 -9 -9 - -9 47.9 7 0 4.1 4.6 40 0 135 0 5.2 89 64 49 21
4 40 65 O f 1 0.1 0 -9 -9 -9 - -9 50.5 3 0 4.3 4.8 40 0 120 0 17.4 93 48 33 13
5 65 95 O f 2 0.1 0 -9 -9 -9 - -9 23.4 3 0 4.5 5.0 40 0 135 0 17.4 93 48 33 13
6 95 175 O f 3 0.18 0 -9 -9 -9 - -9 30.3 3 0 4.3 4.8 40 0 135 0 17.4 93 48 33 13
7 175 195 C g 1.35 0 5 45 50 F 1 3.5 -9 -9 5.0 5.5 50 0 30 0 0.1 49 48 40 26