Langhorne Creek Rise – Sandy Loam over Clay

This site closely relates to a B3 soil type – shallow sandy loam over calcrete. These soil types consist of red non-calcareous sandy loam with variable rubble over calcrete at shallow depth.

Soils pH is alkaline throughout the soil profile. Rooting depth is approximately 20cm. The calcrete layer prevents significant root development and higher pH levels below the calcrete inhibit root growth further. Rooting depth will be determined by the extent of the calcrete layer.

Further information on B3 soils can be found on page 122 of The Soils of Southern South Australia, Part 1 or Part 2.

Detailed representative soil profile data is available for more than 1100 locations around South Australia and can be accessed through Nature Maps, with a handy guide for using data sheets also available. A localised soil characterisation site data sheet provides indicative chemical analysis of a B3 soil type.

Langhorne Creek Rise – Sandy Loam over Clay summed chart

Langhorne Creek Rise – Sandy Loam over Clay summed chart

Langhorne Creek Rise – Sandy Loam over Clay stacked chart

Langhorne Creek Rise – Sandy Loam over Clay stacked chart

Langhorne Creek Rise – Sandy Loam over Clay soil temperature chart

Langhorne Creek Rise – Sandy Loam over Clay soil temperature chart