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Freely draining lime-rich loamy soils (5)

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Texture: Loamy
Drainage: Freely draining
Fertility: Lime-rich
Land Cover: Arable with grassland at higher altitude
Habitats: Herb-rich chalk and limestone pastures; lime-rich deciduous woodlands
Topsoil Carbon: Low
Mostly Drains To: Chalk or limestone groundwater
Water Protection Issues: Vulnerable to leaching of nitrate to groundwater; surface capping and erosion of chalk soils under cereals is linked with nutrient enrichment and silting of chalk streams and their gravel spawning beds
General Cropping Guidance: Well suited to spring and autumn-sown cereals and other crops including grass but the land is mostly nitrate vulnerable

Included Soil Associations

0511a    ABERFORD
0511b    Moreton
0511c    PANHOLES
0511d    Blewbury
0511e    SWAFFHAM PRIOR
0511f    COOMBE 1
0511g    COOMBE 2
0511h    BADSEY 1
0511i    BADSEY 2
0511j    STRETHAM
0512a    ASWARBY
0512b    LANDBEACH
0512c    RUSKINGTON
0512d    GROVE
0512e    BLOCK
0512f    Milton
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