Description of soil BCNWAli~~~N (NKWALA)
|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.
The water table is not present in the soil at any time.
|Root restrictions||Sixth layer
The growth of plant roots is restricted by the sixth layer.
|Type of root restricting layer||Lithic
Lithic (consolidated bedrock)
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.
|Mode of Deposition||Texture||Chemical properties|
Massive to moderately-well stratified, nonsorted to poorly sorted sediments with any range of particle sizes from clay to boulders that have reached their present position only by direct, gravity-induced movement. Processes include slow displacements such as creep and solifluction and rapid movements such as earth flows.
Coarse Skeletal (USDA Texture Classes: VGS, VGLS).
|Moderately / Very Strongly Calcareous
6 - 40 CaCO3 equivalent (%)
Igneous, basic bedrock (dominantly basalt)
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