Lowaldie Sandy Rise – Sand over Loam
This site closely relates to an H2 soil type – deep sand. H2 soil types have a very thick red to brown sand becoming calcareous and slightly more clayey with depth.
The soil pH is neutral at the surface and becomes alkaline with depth. Rooting depth is approximately 80cm however there are few roots below 40cm with no physical barriers to root growth. Root development is limited by low nutrient status and retention capacity. Seedling emergence can be sometimes affected by water repellence.
Further information on H2 soils can be found on page 206 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 an H2 soil type
Lowaldie Sandy Rise – Sand over Loam summed chart
Lowaldie Sandy Rise – Sand over Loam stacked chart
Lowaldie Sandy Rise – Sand over Loam soil temperature chart