Pedon S07MA023002 (Click
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Birdsall Soils: Very
deep, nearly level, very poorly drained soil formed in water-laid
deposits of silt and very fine sand. Birdsall soils are in low,
flat-lying areas and broad depressions on glacial lake plains.
Classification: Coarse - silty, mixed, nonacid, mesic, Typic
Class: Very poorly drained.
Material: Lacustrine silts and clays and waterlaid deposits
of fine and very fine sands.
Slow to very slow.
Water Holding Capacity: High.
Reaction (pH): Very strongly acid to moderately acid in the
surface layer and strongly acid to neutral in the substratum.
to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
High Watertable: Depth: +1.0 to 0.5 feet below the
Months: October to June.
Potential: Frequency and Type: Frequently ponded.Duration and Months: Brief to long, November to May.
Map unit 027 is periodically flooded throughout the year
for cranberry management practices.
Inclusions: Very poorly drained Berryland and Scarboro soils
are similar soils. Poorly drained Raynham and Enosburg soils are
on higher elevations. Moderately well drained Scio and Eldridge
soils are on upland positions.
Agriculture: Poorly suited for most agricultural uses
mainly due to wetness. Map unit 027
is important farmland for cranberry production.
Woodland: Poorly suited due to wetness, severe tree-throw
Development: Poorly suited due to seasonal high
watertables at or near the surface for prolong periods of time.