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Bay County: Soil Ratings For Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

RATINGS FOR BAY COUNTY SOILS FOR PESTICIDE SELECTION

Resource soil scientists with the U. S. Natural Resources Conservation Service have rated the soils that are delineated by map units in the Bay County Soil Survey Report2 for their potential for leaching and runoff of pesticides. The rating criteria are given in a companion publication entitled "Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides for Water Quality Goals." These soil ratings have been developed to help pesticide users determine the potential for pesticides to be lost to groundwater or surface water bodies.

As explained in Circular 9591, factors that determine pesticide leaching ratings in soil are permeability and the occurrence of mucky layers in the upper 80 inches of the soil. Soils rated High have a high potential for pesticides to leach to groundwater, soils rated Medium have a medium potential for pesticides to leach to groundwater, and soils rated Low have a low potential for pesticides to leach to groundwater. Factors that determine pesticide runoff ratings from soils are hydrologic group, permeability, and slope. Soils rated High have a high potential for pesticide runoff, soils rated Medium have a medium potential for pesticide runoff, and soils rated Low have a low potential for pesticide runoff.

NOTE: The user may discover that one or more map unit names in Table 1 have been updated from names given in the legend of the soil survey report2. For example, a soil map unit may be listed in the survey report with a single soil series name, whereas the same soil map unit is shown as comprising two or more soil series in Table 1 (sequence numbers 1, 2, 3, ..) Where this occurs, the user should use the multi-named map unit given here, and make pesticide selections based on the most limiting condition to be found on the land in question. If necessary, the local Natural Resources Conservation Service office should be contacted to perform an on-site evaluation of the land in question.

REFERENCES

  • Duffee, E.M., R.A. Baldwin, D.L. Lewis and W.B. Warmack. 1984. Soil Survey of Bay County, Florida. USDA/NRCS in cooperation with University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Experiment Stations, Soil Science Department and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

  • Obreza, T.A. and G. W. Hurt. 2006. Soil Ratings For Selecting Pesticides For Water Quality Goals. Circular 959, Soil and Water Science Department, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611. 5pp.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The development of this document was supported by the USDA/ES Water Quality Initiative Project # 89EWQI-1-9134.

Tables

Table 1. 

Soil Ratings for Bay County (see footnotes for explanations of column headings).

MUID

SYS NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

5001 1 1 ALBANY Medium Medium
5002 1 2 ALBANY Medium Medium
5003 1 3 BLANTON Medium Low
5004 1 4 BLANTON Medium Low
5005 1 5 BONIFAY Medium Low
5006 1 6 BONIFAY Medium Low
5009 1 9 LAKELAND High Low
5010 1 10 LAKELAND High Low
5011 1 11 LAKELAND High Medium
5012 1 12 LEEFIELD Low Medium
5013 1 13 LEON Low High
5015 1 15 STILSON Low Medium
5016 1 16 STILSON Low Medium
5017 1 17 TROUP Medium Low
5018 1 18 TROUP Medium Low
5019 1 19 TROUP Medium Medium
5020 1 20 FOXWORTH High Low
5021 1 21 FOXWORTH High Low
5022 1 22 PAMLICO Low High
5022 2 22 DOROVAN Low High
5023 1 23 CHIPLEY High Medium
5024 1 24 CHIPLEY High Medium
5025 1 25 HURRICANE High Low
5026 1 26 CENTENARY Medium Medium
5027 1 27 MANDARIN High Medium
5028 1 28 ALLANTON Low High
5029 1 29 RUTLEGE Low High
5030 1 30 POTTSBURG Low High
5031 1 31 OSIER High High
5032 1 32 PLUMMER Low Medium
5033 1 33 PELHAM Low High
5036 1 36 ALAPAHA Low High
5037 1 37 RAINS Low High
5038 1 38 PANSEY Low High
5039 1 39 PANTEGO Low High
5040 1 40 ARENTS High Medium
5041 1 41 DIREGO Medium High
5042 1 42 RESOTA High Low
5043 1 43 URBAN LAND Medium High
5044 1 44 BEACHES High High
5045 1 45 KUREB High Low
5046 1 46 SAPELO Low High
5047 1 47 PITS Medium Medium
5048 1 48 FRIPP High Low
5048 2 48 COROLLA High High
5050 1 50 PINKNEY Medium High
5051 1 51 RUTLEGE Medium High
5051 2 51 PAMLICO Low High
5052 1 52 BAYVI Medium High
5053 1 53 EBRO Low High
5053 2 53 DOROVAN Low High
005W 1 W WATER
Footnotes:
MUID = Natural Resources Conservation Service's map unit identifier.
SEQ NUM = Sequence Number, indicating a particular soil name among one or more names constituting a map unit name.
MUSYM = Map Unit Symbol from the soil map and legend in the Soil Survey of Bay County, Florida. Note that if a MUSYM appears more than once in this list it signifies that two or more soils are co-dominant in that map unit, and each such soil is rated separately here.
SOIL NAME = Name of soil or other landscape component (urban land, pits, beaches, water, etc.).
SOIL LEACH = The rating of the soil for leaching of pesticides through the soil profile.
SOIL RUNOFF = The rating of the soil for runoff of pesticides from the soil surface.

NOTE: See "Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides for Water Quality Goals" (IFAS Extension Circular 959) for explanations of the criteria used to develop soil ratings presented in the right-hand four columns of this list.

Footnotes

1.

This document is SL67, a fact sheet of the Soil and Water Science Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First published April 1991, revised September 2006. Reviewed June 2013. Please visit the EDIS website at http:/edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

2.

G.W.Hurt, National Leader for Hydric Soils, Natural Resources Conservation Service; T.A. Obreza, Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611.


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