Ki Kenani soils

soil map units where Ki Kenani soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution ‘Eua
Landscape position Surfaces of the central depression and minor terraces therein. Thin ash on volcanic alluvium on coral limestone.
Soil parent material
Slope Flat to gently undulating.
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-11 cm Dark reddish brown friable to firm silty clay; 11-45 cm Reddish brown firm silty clay; clay coatings; 45-72+cm Yellowish red firm silty clay.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth 100 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Slightly acid
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions Organic carbon (C) medium and low at depth; nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) low; phosphorus (P) retention high; Base saturation (%), exchangeable calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) high; sulphur (S) medium to very high; reserve potassium (K) low.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought
Soil drainage Moderately well drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging Imperfect drainage in places.
Susceptibility to flooding

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