Moorlands Sandy Rise – Sandy Loam over Sandy Clay/Rubble

This site closely relates to a G2 soil type – bleached sand over sandy clay loam soil type. These soil types have bleached sandy topsoil over light sandy clay loam subsoil with fine carbonate at depth.

Soils pH is slightly alkaline at the surface, and alkaline at depth. Rooting depth is 80cm however there are few roots below 45cm. The clayey subsoil provides a minor limitation to root growth. Poor nutrient holding capacity and availability throughout the profile will limit root growth.

Further information on G2 soils can be found on page 192 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 G2 soil type.

Moorlands Sandy Rise – Sandy Loam over Sandy Clay/Rubble summed chart

Moorlands Sandy Rise – Sandy Loam over Sandy Clay/Rubble summed chart

Moorlands Sandy Rise – Sandy Loam over Sandy Clay/Rubble stacked chart

Moorlands Sandy Rise – Sandy Loam over Sandy Clay/Rubble stacked chart

Moorlands Sandy Rise – Sandy Loam over Sandy Clay/Rubble soil temperature chart

Moorlands Sandy Rise – Sandy Loam over Sandy Clay/Rubble soil temperature chart