TeH Tu’anekevale hill soils

soil map units where TeH Tu’anekevale hill soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Vava’u
Landscape position Ash-mantled raised coral limestone terraces and scarps.
Soil parent material
Slope Moderately steep to steep (12-30°)
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-6 cm Dark reddish brown friable clay loam; 6-54 cm Reddish brown firm clay loam; on Yellowish red firm silty clay; many clay coatings.
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth <75 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Slightly acid
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions High Base saturation (%), exchangeable calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg); organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) medium in topsoils; phosphorus (P) and reserve potassium (K) very low.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought
Soil drainage Well drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging
Susceptibility to flooding

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