Berryland Soils: Very deep, nearly level, very poorly drained soil formed in glacial fluvial and lacustrine deposits. Berryland soils are on outwash plains and deltas in depressions, at the base of swales, and in low areas adjacent to ponds and streams.

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Berryland Pedon Description 2301101 | Berryland Pedon Description 2301102 | Berryland Pedon Description S07MA023003 | Pedon Description and Laboratory Analysis S07MA023003

Map Unit (s): 007, 011
Map Phases:

  • 011 Berryland mucky loamy coarse sand.
    007 Berryland coarse sand (cranberry bed).
  • Taxonomic Classification: Sandy, mixed, mesic, Typic Endoaquods.
    Drainage Class: Very poorly drained.
    Parent Material: Fluvial deposits.
    Permeability: Moderately rapid throughout.
    Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
    Soil Reaction: Very strongly or extremely acid in solum, very strongly or strongly acid in the substratum.
    Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
    Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: + 0.5 to 0.5 feet below the surface.
    Type: Apparent, (water table may be perched in areas with a firm layer during periods of heavy precipitation.
    Months: Oct. to Jun.
    Hydrologic Group: D.
    Hydric Soil: Yes.
    Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: Map units 007 & 011: Frequently ponded.
    Duration and Months: Long, December to April.
    Map Unit 007 is artificially flooded throughout the year for cranberry management practices.
    Potential Inclusions: Very poorly drained Swansea and Scarboro soils are on similar landforms. Poorly drained Pipestone, Saugatuck, and Wareham soils are on higher elevations. Moderately well drained Deerfield and Sudbury soils are on upland areas.

    Soil Suitability:

    Agriculture: Map unit 011 is poorly suited for most agricultural uses mainly due to wetness. Map unit 007 is an important farmland soil (unique) for cranberry agriculture.

    Woodland: Poorly suited due to wetness, severe wind-throw hazard. Common trees include Red Maple and White Pine.

    Development: Poorly suited due to seasonal high water-tables at or near the surface for prolong periods of time.

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