Te1 Tu’anekevale soils

soil map units where Te1 Tu’anekevale soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Vava’u
Landscape position Ash-mantled raised coral limestone terraces.
Soil parent material
Slope Flat to gently undulating (0-5°)
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-38 cm Dark reddish brown friable clay loam; 38-64 cm Reddish brown firm clay; many clay coatings; on Yellowish red to dark red firm clay.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth 100 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Slightly acid
Soil fertility under natural conditions High Base saturation (%) and exchangeable calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and potassium (K) in topsoils; organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) medium in topsoils; phosphorus (P) low and potassium (K) reserve very low.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought
Soil drainage Well drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging Never Waterlogs
Susceptibility to flooding Never Floods

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