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

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Field 4 (Homesite) - Satellite

Field 4 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 Satellite.

Some important soil characteristics:

  • Topsoil: 8 in thick, sandy texture, low OM content
  • Depth to seasonal high water table: 22 in (stripping)
  • No diagnostic subsurface horizons
  • Subsoil: sandy
  • Soil permeability: rapid

Ellis offers a quick guide for this soil (runtime 2 min):
Download for offline viewing: Field4.mp4 (16 mb).

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