MuS Matakiniua steepland soils

soil map units where MuS Matakiniua steepland soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Vava’u
Landscape position Ash and coral colluvium-mantled terrace scarps of raised coral islands.
Soil parent material
Slope Steep (30-38°) and very steep (>40°)
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-32 cm Dark reddish brown friable sandy clay loam; 32-70 cm Dark reddish brown friable clay loam; over Hard massive coral limestone
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth <70 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Slightly acid
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions Not analysed
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought Slopes dry out in the dry season.
Soil drainage Somewhat excessively drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging
Susceptibility to flooding

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