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Freely draining sandy Breckland soils (11)

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Texture: Sandy
Drainage: Freely draining
Fertility: Mixed, low to lime-rich
Land Cover: Arable forestry and heath
Habitats: Characteristic Breckland heathland communities
Topsoil Carbon: Low
Mostly Drains To: Groundwater
Water Protection Issues: Particularly vulnerable to the leaching of nitrate and pesticides to groundwater
General Cropping Guidance: Suitable for wide range of spring and autumn sown crops including irrigated roots, potatoes and field vegetables; shortage of soil moisture limits yield without irrigation

Included Soil Associations

0521    METHWOLD
0554b    WORLINGTON
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