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George Martin Soil Data Quality Specialist USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Auburn, AL
Alabama - a Rich and Beautiful State
Lake Martin -- Tallapoosa County
Little River -- DeKalb County
Ridge and Valley Cherokee County
Needle Eye Rock -- Little River Area, DeKalb County
Blackland Prairie -- Dallas County
Loblolly pine -- Crenshaw County
Corn and Pine -- Dothan soils, Covington County
Alabama -- A State of Diversity Alabama has a very diverse and varied geologic history resulting in a variety of physiographic regions scattered throughout the state.
The Soil Areas of Alabama
Soil Survey §INVENTORY OF SOILS l Characteristics l Map §PREDICTION OF BEHAVIOR l Cropland l Woodland l Building Sites l Waste Disposal
Alabama Cooperative Soil Survey §Landgrant Universities and Agricultural Experiment Stations §Cooperative Extension System §S&W Conservation Committee §USDA-NRCS, Forest Service, RD §State Health and Highway Departments §Local SWCD, County Commissions
Estimated Acreage by Soil Taxonomic Order * 8 of 12 Soil Orders mapped in Alabama ~375 Soil Series ~4,500 Mapping Units
The Soil Survey Program
And, we’re still mapping soils.
Our tools and methods have changed.
Status of Soil Survey 36 Modern Reports 3 Awaiting Publication 4 Mapping complete 5 In progress
Status of Digitized Soil Surveys 20 counties completed 4 counties in progress
Limestone valleys and uplands Limestone valleys and uplands
Limestone Valleys and Uplands Thick beds of limestone and dolomite, Conasauga Formation
Decatur Series A very deep, moderately slowly permeable, clayey soil; Tennessee Valley.
Barfield Series A shallow, clayey soil over hard limestone bedrock; Valley and Ridge Province
Fractured sandstone, Pottsville Formation
Hartsells Series A loamy, well drained, moderately deep (20-40”) over sandstone bedrock.
Tilted, thinly stratified metamorphic and igneous bedrock Piedmont Plateau
Cecil SeriesLloyd Series
Sandy Geological Strata Troup and Alaga soils
Lucy SeriesOrangeburg-Lucy Soil Landscape
Coastal Plain Thinly stratified clays and shales Luverne and Boswell soils
Coastal Plain Thick bed of siltstone (buhrstone), Tallahatta Formation Arundel, Cantuche, and Lauderdale soils
Blackland Prairie Thick beds of Demopolis Chalk
Okolona Series Sumter Series
Demopolis Series A shallow (10-20 in.), loamy soil over chalk bedrock. Generally has common or many concretions of CaCO3.
Blackland Prairie Soil Landscape Relationships
Major floodplains and terraces
Bama SeriesSavannah Series
Coastal marshes and beaches
Newhan Series Leon Series
Land use map developed from LandSat TM imagery
Soil Properties Important to Agriculture §Texture §Available water capacity §Rooting depth §Natural fertility §pH & Aluminum toxicity §Organic matter content §Natural drainage
Cropland Capability Classification
Percentage of Land in Land Capability Classes I - IV in the United States, Alabama, and Iowa
Alabamas Natural Environment Chapter 2. Lesson 1 – Alabamas Regions Our state has many different kinds of landforms. The green areas on the map are the.
Soil Characteristics. Soil a layer of natural materials on the earths surface containign both organic and inorganic materials and capable of supporting.
REVIEW OF GEORGIA REGIONS Virtual Bus Tour. Welcome to the Piedmont Region of Georgia!!! General information Located just north of the Fall Line and south.
Soils and Hydroponics Management Unit 9 AgriScience 1.
ECOLOGICAL SITES EXPANDING the CONCEPTS and APPLICATIONS of ECOLOGICAL SITES Joel Brown USDA NRCS Jornada Experimental Range Las Cruces NM.
Unit 1 Geography Georgia Performance Standard (GPS) SS8G1: The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.
ASLAs New Landscape Soil Specification System ASLA Professional Practice Committee By Barrett L. Kays, Ph.D., FASLA
The Five Physiographic Provinces of Virginia. The Five Provinces.
Georgia and the American Experience Chapter 1: Where in the World is Georgia? Study Presentation.
Dodge County Waters : Programs and Trends. What is the quality of the ground water and surface water in Dodge County ? Is the quality improving or worsening?
From Soil survey to Digital Soil Mapping The LISAH experience First DSM working group meeting University of Miskolc, Hungary, 7-8 April, 2005 P. Lagacherie.
Overview of Soil Information and Soil Protection in Albania Sherif Lushaj Pandi Zdruli.
Kevin Behm Addison County Regional Planning Commission March, 2012 Landscape-Based Forest Stewardship Addison Report.
1. Soil as a Natural Resource. Learning Outcome At the end of this section the students will be able to define soil and identify the major components.
Coastal Ecology and Sustainability Introduction and Welcome Lecture 1.
Soils. Soil Texture = %Sand, Silt & Clay in a soil. n Soil texture is the single most important physical property of the soil. Knowing the soil texture.
Sedimentary Rocks Rocks made of bits & pieces of other rocks.
Texas Ecoregions Effects of Weathering, Erosion and Deposition.
January 2002 Wetland Types, Functions, and DCMs GIS Wetland Data North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Coastal Management.
Soil Profile Description Otto Spaargaren ISRIC – World Soil Information Wageningen The Netherlands.
The Danish Soil Classification From 1939 to 1975 the farmland area dropped from sqkm to sqkm It raised a need for soil maps for planning.
Physiographic Provinces of Virginia Earth Science Deborah Bowyer, ITRT.
The Tall grass Prairie in Illinois Prairie! What does this word remind you of? Perhaps a television program, an old movie, or the series of books by Laura.
FactorInformation Needed Enterprise: Natural Resources Unit: Soil Judging I. Intro- duction A. Protecting resources, like soil, is an important career.
The 5 Regions of Georgia! By: Jake and Scott Schaffer Periods 2 and 7 Mrs. Stephens.
Twenty Questions Subject: Physiographic Provinces of Virginia Part I.
Unit Sedimentation Test of Soil Texture. 1. Describe the concept of soil texture and its importance. 2. Identify the classes of soil separates. Objectives.
Figure 1-1. Land use and cover in the Queenstown Planning Area. Modified from the Maryland Department of Planning by the Queen Annes County (2002)
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