U Uolevu soils

soil map units where U Uolevu soils is dominant

Soil properties

Property Value
Geographic distribution Ha’apai
Landscape position Coastal beach ridges
Soil parent material
Slope Gently undulating (3-5°)
Surface outcrops
Brief soil profile description 0-20 cm Very dark brown to dark brown loose calcareous sand; on Unaltered coral sand
Soil profile texture
Minimum effective rooting depth <70 cm
Soil pH (acidity) Moderately to strongly alkaline
Salinity
Soil fertility under natural conditions Medium to low P; low reserve potassium (K) and very high reserve magnesium (Mg). High calcium (Ca) carbonate contents.
Soil moisture regime
Susceptibility to drought Winter soil moisture deficit.
Soil drainage Excessively drained
Susceptibility to waterlogging
Susceptibility to flooding

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