Description of soil SKBYCC~~~~A (BIRSAY CA.BC)

General Characteristics
Classification CA.BC

Calcareous Brown Chernozem

Profile Agricultural soil profile

The soil has been disturbed 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 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 Fluviolacustrine

Fluviolacustrine

Medium

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

Moderately / Very Strongly Calcareous

6 - 40 CaCO3 equivalent (%)

Below Lacustrine

Sediment, generally consisting of either stratified fine sand, silt, and clay deposited on the lake bed, or moderately-well sorted, stratified sand and coarse materials that consist of near lake shore or beach deposits. These materials have either settled from suspension in bodies of standing fresh water or accumulated at their margins through wave action.

Very Fine

Very Fine (USDA Texture Classes: HC (more than 60% clay).

Moderately / Very Strongly Calcareous

6 - 40 CaCO3 equivalent (%)


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 14 A p 1.4 0 51 33 16 F 19 1.3 -9 -9 6.8 7.0 100 0 15 1 7.33 47 -9 26 14
2 14 35 B mk 1.4 0 58 23 19 VF 18 0.9 -9 -9 7.4 7.5 100 6 16 1 6.87 47 -9 25 14
3 35 75 C k 1.4 0 62 22 16 VF 20 0.2 -9 -9 7.9 8.0 100 12 14 1 3.98 47 -9 30 17
4 75 100 2 C k 1.3 0 5 49 46 VF 3 0.2 -9 -9 7.9 8.0 100 9 27 2 0.51 51 -9 43 26