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Freely draining floodplain soils (12)

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Texture: Loamy
Drainage: Freely draining
Fertility: Moderate to high
Land Cover: Grassland some arable
Habitats: Grassland; wet carr woodlands in old river meanders
Topsoil Carbon: Low
Mostly Drains To: Local groundwater feeding into river
Water Protection Issues: Groundwater tables are shallow and therefore vulnerable to leached pollutants such as nitrate and pesticides. Flooding of cultivated fields can scour topsoil and increased silt in the river
General Cropping Guidance: Cropping potential determined by vulnerability to flooding; soils are typically stoneless and contain large supplies of available water; potential for a wide range of crops including cereals, roots and potatoes but flooding can limits land to grass

Included Soil Associations

0561a    WHARFE
0561b    TEME
0561c    ALUN
0561d    LUGWARDINE
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