Soil Sample Presentation<br />Amber Stacy<br />
Location & Background<br />Sample was taken from the backyard of my property in Greenville, TX.<br />Land is used for gard...
Texture<br />62% Clay<br />30% Sand<br />8% Silt<br />Therefore sample is a Clay<br />
Color<br />Hue describes the dominant visible spectral shade (or wavelength) of light that reaches the eye (the color we s...
Soil Type<br />Map Symbol: 8<br />Crocket - Urban Land Complex<br />1 to 3% Slopes<br />Dense Material<br /><ul><li>Ecolog...
Soil Experiment Results<br />Bulk Density = 1.25g/cm3<br />Particle Density = 2.4g/cm3<br />Porosity = 0.48%<br />pH = 6.4...
Recommendations<br />The EC (electrical conductivity) test should be repeated to verify because 17.35 mmhos/cm is very hig...
Conclusion<br />The land is going to continue to be used for gardening & recreation<br />I currently have a single 6x8 & t...
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Soil Sample Presentation

  1. 1. Soil Sample Presentation<br />Amber Stacy<br />
  2. 2. Location & Background<br />Sample was taken from the backyard of my property in Greenville, TX.<br />Land is used for gardening & recreation<br />
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  4. 4. Texture<br />62% Clay<br />30% Sand<br />8% Silt<br />Therefore sample is a Clay<br />
  5. 5. Color<br />Hue describes the dominant visible spectral shade (or wavelength) of light that reaches the eye (the color we see)<br />Value describes the relative lightness or darkness of the color in relation to neutral gray<br />Chroma represents the relative purity, strength & saturation of color<br />Hue/Value/Chroma is 10YR 3/2 (very dark grayish brown) <br />
  6. 6. Soil Type<br />Map Symbol: 8<br />Crocket - Urban Land Complex<br />1 to 3% Slopes<br />Dense Material<br /><ul><li>Ecological Type: Rangeland</li></ul>Ecological Class: Claypan Prairie<br />Taxonomic Class: Fine, Smectitic, ThermicUderticPaleustalfs<br />
  7. 7. Soil Experiment Results<br />Bulk Density = 1.25g/cm3<br />Particle Density = 2.4g/cm3<br />Porosity = 0.48%<br />pH = 6.42 <br />CEC (cation exchange capacity) = 1.54meq<br />EC (electrical conductivity) = 17.35 mmhos/cm<br />Organic Matter = 3.809%<br />
  8. 8. Recommendations<br />The EC (electrical conductivity) test should be repeated to verify because 17.35 mmhos/cm is very high<br />If that is the true value, non-saline water should be used to flush some of the salinity out of the soil to lower the EC<br />Repeat testing & flushing until EC reaches acceptable levels<br />pH should be monitored to ensure that soil does not become too acidic over time<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion<br />The land is going to continue to be used for gardening & recreation<br />I currently have a single 6x8 & two 40x6 raised beds used for fruit, vegetable, & herb gardening<br />However, original soil is not being used as planting medium<br />Brought in 26 yards of professional organic bedding soil <br />40% Screened/Sieved Top Soil<br />40% Plant Matter & Manure Based Compost<br />10% Sand<br />10% Mulch<br />

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