Soil Site Reporter

Soilscapes


Soilscapes are an easy-to-understand classification of soils used to describe the soils of England and Wales only (a separate classification being applied in Scotland and Northern Ireland). Soilscapes conveys a summary of the broad regional differences in the soil landscapes of England and Wales. Soilscapes is not intended as a means for supporting detailed assessments, such as land planning applications or site investigations; nor should it be used to support commercial activities. For such applications, a parallel service Soils Site Reporter provides comprehensive reporting for specific locations. More detailed soil datasets are also available for lease from CEC.

Freely draining slightly acid sandy soils (10)

Texture: Sandy
Drainage: Freely draining
Fertility: Low
Land Cover: Arable
Habitats: Acid dry pastures; acid deciduous and coniferous woodland; potential for lowland heath
Topsoil Carbon: Low
Mostly Drains To: Groundwater
Water Protection Issues: Particularly vulnerable to leaching of nitrate and pesticides to groundwater; Highly erodible under arable and vegetable crops, where sloping, resulting in eutrophication and clogging of stream bed with sand.
General Cropping Guidance: Suitable for wide range of spring and autumn sown crops including irrigated roots, potatoes and field vegetables; lime and fertiliser rapidly leached; shortage of soil moisture will limit yield without irrigation

Included Soil Associations
0551a    BRIDGNORTH
0551b    CUCKNEY 1
0551c    CUCKNEY 2
0551d    NEWPORT 1
0551e    NEWPORT 2
0551f    Newport 3
0551g    NEWPORT 4
0552a    KEXBY
0552b    Ollerton
0554a    FRILFORD
0555    Downham
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