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

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Field 3 - Pomello

Field 3 was located on a somewhat poorly drained flatwoods/sandhill transition. The predominant ground cover was upland scrub with occasional facultative wet vegetation. The soil series is Pomello.

Some important soil characteristics:

  • Topsoil: 6 in thick, sandy texture, low organic matter content
  • Depth to seasonal high water table: approx 24 in (stripping)
  • Depth to spodic horizon: 40 in
  • Spodic horizon texture: sandy, weakly cemented
  • Soil permeability: moderate

Ellis offers a quick guide for this soil (runtime 6 min):
Download for offline viewing: Field3.mp4 (65 mb).

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