Ma1 Matamaka soils

soil map units where Ma1 Matamaka soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Vava’u
Landscape position Ash-mantled rims of raised coral limestone.
Soil parent material
Slope Flat to gently undulating (0-5°)
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-15 cm Dr reddish brown firm clay loam; 15-25 cm Yellowish red firm clay; coral fragments; on Coral limestone.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth <25 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Moderately alkaline
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions Very high Base saturation (%) and free lime; Organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) high (topsoil); phosphorus (P) medium, high exchangeable magnesium (Mg) and K; very low potassium (K)reserve.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought
Soil drainage Well drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging
Susceptibility to flooding

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