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Raised bog peat soils (26)

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Texture: Peaty
Drainage: Naturally wet
Fertility: Very low
Land Cover: Bog; grassland and some arable
Habitats: Raised bog communities
Topsoil Carbon: High
Mostly Drains To: Local groundwater and stream network
Water Protection Issues: Cultivated soils are drained. Shallow groundwater and marginal ditches to most fields mean that the water resource is vulnerable to pollution from nutrients applied to the land. Drainage of peats containing sulphide will release extremely acid drainage water
General Cropping Guidance: Once drained, soils are suitable for arable and horticultural cropping but cultivation leads to gradual loss of the peat through wind erosion and oxidation

Included Soil Associations

1011a    LONGMOSS
1021    TURBARY MOOR
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