Soil Site Reporter

Soilscapes


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Restored soils mostly from quarry and opencast spoil (24)

Texture: Loamy
Drainage: Variable
Fertility: Low to moderate
Land Cover: Grassland arable and trees
Habitats: Variable
Topsoil Carbon: Low
Mostly Drains To: Stream network
Water Protection Issues: Many sites suffer from compaction and, as a consequence, run off and erosion. Acid seapage on certain restored mining sites.
General Cropping Guidance: Appropriate to grass but cereal production on restored sand and gravel workings

Included Soil Associations
0924a    RAW CHINA CLAY SPOIL
0924b    RAW SLATE QUARRY RUBBLE
0952    FLY RST IRONSTONE
0961    RESTORED COPROLITE
0962    NEUTRAL RST OPENCAST
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