Soil Site Reporter

Soil Series

4.31 HORNTON (HT) (770)

Major soil group: 04 pelosols Non-alluvial clayey soils that crack deeply in dry seasons, but are slowly permeable when wet. They have a coarse blocky or prismatic structure and no prominently mottled non-calcareous subsurface horizons within 40 cm depth.
Soil Group: 3 argillic pelosols With a clay-enriched subsurface horizon.
Soil Subgroup: 1 typical argillic pelosols (Not subdivided below group level)
Soil Series: swelling clayey material passing to clay with interbedded limestone

Alert ! - slowly permeable soils with seasonal wetness read the alert

Brief Profile Description
In Soil Associations (with WRB classification of this series in each association)
0571a    STON EASTON Vertic Endostagnic Endoleptic Luvisols
Surveyed profiles in LandIS
National Soil Inventory Sites: 5
Representative Profiles: 1
Auger Bores: 177

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