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Loamy and sandy soils with naturally high groundwater and a peaty surface (23)

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Texture: Peaty
Drainage: Naturally wet
Fertility: Low to high
Land Cover: Mostly arable
Habitats: Wet meadows
Topsoil Carbon: Medium/High
Mostly Drains To: Local shallow groundwater
Water Protection Issues: Soils are mostly drained. Shallow groundwater and marginal ditches to most fields mean that the water resource is vulnerable to pollution from nutrients, pesticides and wastes applied to the land
General Cropping Guidance: Cereals, roots, potatoes and field vegetables provided groundwater is controlled. Ease of working and winter harvesting, which can be damaging to structure, dependent on texture and drainage of subsoil. Irrigation needed on lighter soils

Included Soil Associations

0851a    DOWNHOLLAND 1
0851b    DOWNHOLLAND 2
0851c    DOWNHOLLAND 3
0861a    Isleham 1
0861b    Isleham 2
0871c    HANWORTH
0872a    PEACOCK
0872b    Clayhythe
0873    IRETON
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