Mg Mango soils

soil map units where Mg Mango soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Ha’apai
Landscape position Young ash and andesitic tuffs on slopes around the base of the hill area on Mango Island.
Soil parent material
Slope Rolling (<12°) slopes.
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-20 cm Dark reddish brown firm, plastic clay; on Weakly weathered horizon grading to cemented volcanic tuffs at 50 cm.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth <50 cm (lithic contact)
Soil pH (acidity) Near neutral to slightly alkaline
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions Low Organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) contents. Low phosphorus (P) and medium phosphorus (P) retention.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought
Soil drainage Well drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging
Susceptibility to flooding

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