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Naturally wet very acid sandy and loamy soils (15)

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Texture: Sandy and loamy
Drainage: Naturally wet
Fertility: Very low
Land Cover: Arable and horticulture some wet lowland heath
Habitats: Mixed dry and wet lowland heath communities
Topsoil Carbon: Medium
Mostly Drains To: Shallow groundwater
Water Protection Issues: Where cropped, vulnerable to leaching of nitrate and pesticides to groundwater; cropped land is generally flat; vulnerable to wind erosion during dry weather
General Cropping Guidance: Highly productive, where not stony, and suitable for cereals, roots, potatoes and vegetables but droughty and dependent on irrigation; lime and fertilisers are rapidly leached. Winter harvesting of roots will damage weak soil structure and lead to compaction

Included Soil Associations

0641a    SOLLOM 1
0641b    Sollom 2
0641c    HOLME MOOR
0643a    Holidays Hill
0643b    Poundgate
0643c    Bolderwood
0643d    Felthorpe
0821a    EVERINGHAM
0821b    BLACKWOOD
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