Description of soil BCNPUpod~~N (NEPTUNE)

General Characteristics
Classification O.HR

Orthic Humic Regosol

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 Non growing season

The water table is present in the soil during the non growing season.

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 Poorly drained

Water is removed so slowly in relation to supply that the soil remains wet for a comparatively large part of the time the soil is not frozen. Excess water is evident in the soil for a large part of the time. Subsurface flow or groundwater flow, or both, in addition to precipitation are the main water sources; there may also be a perched water table, with precipitation exceeding evapotranspiration. Soils have a wide range in available water storage capacity, texture, and depth, and are gleyed subgroups, Gleysols, and Organic soils.

Parent Materials
Mode of Deposition Texture Chemical properties
Uppermost Anthropogenic

Materials modified by people,including those associated with mineral exploitation and waste disposal. They include materials deposited as a result of human activities or geological materials modified artificially so that their physical properties (structure, cohesion, compaction) have been drastically altered. Examples are areas of landfill, spoil heaps, open-pit mines and levelled irrigated areas.


Coarse (USDA Texture Classes: FS,LCS,LS,LFS,GLS,CBLS).

Moderately / Very Strongly Calcareous

6 - 40 CaCO3 equivalent (%)

Below Marine

Unconsolidated deposits of clay, silt, sand, or gravel that are well to moderately well sorted and well to moderately well stratified (in some places containing shells). The deposits have settled from suspension in salt or brackish water bodies or have accumulated at their margins through shoreline processes such as wave action and longshore drift. Nonfossiliferous deposits may be judged marine if they are located in an area that may reasonably be considered to have contained salt water at the time the deposits were formed.


Coarse (USDA Texture Classes: FS,LCS,LS,LFS,GLS,CBLS).

Medium Acid to Neutral

pH 5.6 - 7.4

Soil Layer Characteristics
Classification Physical Chemical Water
Layer Number Upper
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 18 A h 1.2 10 80 14 6 C 20 10.0 -9 -9 6.2 6.7 60 0 15 0 30.0 55 21 14 8
2 18 68 C 1.35 15 85 11 4 C 21 6.0 -9 -9 6.5 7.0 60 0 10 0 60.0 49 15 8 5
3 68 100 C g 1.6 30 90 6 4 C 23 2.0 -9 -9 6.5 7.0 60 0 5 0 60.0 40 15 8 5
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