2014 State Land Judging Contest - Highlands County
Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District

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Field 1 - Myakka

Field 1 was located on a poorly drained flatwoods landform with predominantly upland and facultative-wet vegetation. The soil series is Myakka (Florida's state soil). Some important soil characteristics:

  • Topsoil: 3-6 in thick, sandy texture
  • Depth to seasonal high water table: 14 in
  • Depth to spodic horizon: 24 in
  • Spodic horizon texture: sandy, strongly cemented
  • Soil permeability: spodic horizon was slowly permeable due to strong cementation

Ellis offers a quick guide for this soil (runtime 10 min):
Download for offline viewing: Field1.mp4 (126 mb).

Conditions PosterAnswer Key


Download all the above images, poster, and scorecard in one zip: 2014-Field1.zip (47 mb)