Description of soil BCMUMvl~~~N (MELDRUM)

General Characteristics
Classification O.GL

Orthic Gray Luvisol

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 Fifth layer

The growth of plant roots is restricted by the fifth layer.

Type of root restricting layer Lithic

Lithic (consolidated bedrock)

Drainage Well drained

Water is removed from the soil readily but not rapidly. Excess water flows downward readily into underlying pervious material or laterally as subsurface flow. Soils have intermediate available water storage capacity (4-5 cm) within the control section, and are generally intermediate in texture and depth. Water source is precipitation. On slopes subsurface flow may occur for short durations, but additions are equaled by losses.

Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Uppermost Till (Morainal)

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

Moderately Coarse

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

Weakly Calcareous

< 6 CaCO3 equivalent (%)

Below Undifferentiated

Bedrock, undifferentiated

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