Waikerie Sandy Rise – Loamy Sand over Loam (Maggea)
This site closely relates to an A4 soil type – deep calcareous loamy sand. This soil type has very thick soft loamy sand becoming highly calcareous and slightly more clayey with depth.
The soil pH is alkaline at the surface and becomes strongly alkaline with depth. Rooting depth is approximately 80cm, but very few roots extend below 50cm. It is a lightly textured soil and compaction can develop over time. Boron concentration, pH and sodicity may become limiting from 80cm however there are no apparent constraints in the surface apart from low nutrient holding capacity.
Further information on A4 soils can be found on page 104 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 A5 soil type.
Waikerie Sandy Rise – Loamy Sand over Loam (Maggea) summed chart
Waikerie Sandy Rise – Loamy Sand over Loam (Maggea) stacked chart
Waikerie Sandy Rise – Loamy Sand over Loam (Maggea) soil temperature chart