Fm Felemea soils

soil map units where Fm Felemea soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Ha'apai
Landscape position Young ash in broad depressions in interiors of Uiha and Lifuka islands.
Soil parent material
Slope Flat to very gently undulating (0-3°)
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-25 cm Very dark brown friable to firm clay;25-40 cm Greyish brown firm mottled clay;40-70 cm Greyish brown and yellowish red firm mottled sandy clay loam.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth 70 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Near neutral to slightly alkaline
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions Low organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N); medium phosphorus (P) values and phosphorus (P) retention; very high exchangeable capacity and Base saturation (%); high exchangeable calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sodium (Na) and reserve magnesium (Mg) and K.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought
Soil drainage Imperfectly to poorly drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging Moderate limitations of poor natural drainage.
Susceptibility to flooding

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