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Slowly permeable wet very acid upland soils with a peaty surface (19)

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Texture: Peaty or humose loamy
Drainage: Impeded drainage
Fertility: Low
Land Cover: Moorland rough grazing and forestry
Habitats: Grass moor and some heather with flush and bog communities in wetter parts
Topsoil Carbon: High
Mostly Drains To: Stream network
Water Protection Issues: Gripping or over grazing, particularly in winter, can lead to accelerated run-off and erosion. Out-wintering and stock feeding practices need care if loss of vegetation and erosion are not to result
General Cropping Guidance: Some soils are capable of improvement to grassland but most only support rough grazing of low or moderate grazing value. Grazing or trafficking during wet ground conditions should be avoided to prevent damage to soil structure

Included Soil Associations

0721a    PRINCETOWN
0721b    ONECOTE
0721c    WILCOCKS 1
0721d    WILCOCKS 2
0721e    WENALLT
0871a    LAPLOYD
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