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Brevard County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

RATINGS FOR BREVARD 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 Brevard 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

  • Huckle, H.F., H.D. Dollar and R.F. Pendleton. 1974. Soil Survey of Brevard County, Florida. USDA/NRCS in cooperation with University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations.

  • 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.

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 Brevard County (see footnotes for explanations of column headings).

MUID

SYS NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

009An

1

An

ANCLOTE

High

High

009As

1

As

ASTATULA

High

High

009At

1

At

ASTATULA

High

High

009At

2

At

URBAN LAND

Medium

High

009Ba

1

Ba

BASINGER

High

High

009Bp

1

Bp

BORROW PITS

Medium

Medium

009Br

1

Br

BRADENTON

Low

High

009Ca

1

Ca

CANAVERAL

High

Medium

009Ca

2

Ca

ANCLOTE

High

High

009Cc

1

Cc

CANAVERAL

High

Medium

009Cc

2

Cc

URBAN LAND

Medium

High

009Cd

1

Cd

CANOVA

Low

High

009Ch

1

Ch

CHOBEE

Low

High

009Ck

1

Ck

COASTAL BEACHES

High

High

009Co

1

Co

COCOA

High

Low

009Cp

1

Cp

COPELAND

Low

High

009Cp

2

Cp

WABASSO

Low

High

009Cp

3

Cp

BRADENTON

Low

High

009Eg

1

Eg

EAUGALLIE

Low

High

009Eu

1

Eu

EAUGALLIE

Low

High

009Ew

1

Ew

EAUGALLIE

Low

High

009Ew

2

Ew

WINDER

Low

High

009Ew

3

Ew

FELDA

Medium

High

009Fa

1

Fa

FELDA

Medium

High

009Fd

1

Fd

FELDA

Medium

High

009Fe

1

Fe

FELDA

Medium

High

009Fe

2

Fe

WINDER

Low

High

009Fg

1

Fg

FELDA

Medium

High

009Fg

2

Fg

WINDER

Low

High

009Fn

1

Fn

FLORIDANA

Low

High

009Fo

1

Fo

FLORIDANA

Low

High

009Fo

2

Fo

CHOBEE

Low

High

009Fo

3

Fo

FELDA

Medium

High

009Ga

1

Ga

GALVESTON

High

Low

009Ga

2

Ga

URBAN LAND

Medium

High

009Ho

1

Ho

HOLOPAW

Medium

High

009Ho

2

Ho

HOLOPAW

Low

High

009Im

1

Im

IMMOKALEE

Medium

High

009ML

1

ML

MADE LAND

High

Medium

009Ma

1

Ma

MALABAR

Low

High

009Mb

1

Mb

MALABAR

Low

High

009Mb

2

Mb

HOLOPAW

Medium

High

009Mb

3

Mb

PINEDA

Low

High

009Mc

1

Mc

MICCO

Low

High

009Me

1

Me

MONTVERDE

Low

High

009Me

2

Me

EVERGLADE

Low

High

009Mk

1

Mk

MYAKKA

Medium

High

009Mp

1

Mp

MYAKKA

Low

Medium

009Mu

1

Mu

MYAKKA

Medium

High

009Mu

2

Mu

URBAN LAND

Medium

High

009Od

1

Od

OLDSMA

Low

High

009Or

1

Or

ORSINO

High

Low

009Pb

1

Pb

PALM BEACH

High

Low

009PfB

1

PfB

PAOLA

High

Low

009PfD

1

PfD

PAOLA

High

Low

009Ph

1

Ph

PAOLA

High

Low

009Ph

2

Ph

URBAN LAND

Medium

High

009Pk

1

Pk

PARKWOOD

Low

High

009Pn

1

Pn

PINEDA

Low

High

009Po

1

Po

PINEDA

Low

High

009Pp

1

Pp

PINEDA VARIANT

Low

High

009Ps

1

Ps

POMELLO

Medium

Medium

009Pu

1

Pu

POMELLO

Medium

Medium

009Pu

2

Pu

URBAN LAND

Medium

High

009Pw

1

Pw

POMPANO

High

High

009Qr

1

Qr

QUARTZIPSAMENT

Medium

Low

009Sa

1

Sa

SATELLITE

High

Medium

009Sb

1

Sb

ST. JOHNS

Medium

High

009Sc

1

Sc

ST. JOHNS

Low

High

009SfB

1

SfB

ST. LUCIE

High

Low

009SfD

1

SfD

ST. LUCIE

High

Low

009Sm

1

Sm

SUBMERGED MARSH

High

High

009Sp

1

Sp

SPOIL BANKS

High

High

009Sp

2

Sp

ARENTS

High

Medium

009Sw

1

Sw

SWAMP

High

High

009Sw

2

Sw

SAMSULA

Low

High

009Ta

1

Ta

TAVARES

High

Low

009Tc

1

Tc

TERRA CEIA

Low

High

009Tm

1

Tm

TIDAL MARSH

High

High

009Ts

1

Ts

TIDAL SWAMP

Low

High

009Tw

1

Tw

TOMOKA

Low

High

009Ur

1

Ur

URBAN LAND

Medium

High

009Va

1

Va

VALKARIA

High

High

009Wa

1

Wa

WABASSO

Low

High

009We

1

We

WELAKA

High

Low

009Wn

1

Wn

WINDER

Low

High

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 Brevard 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, spoil bank, water, etc.).

TRIUMPH® and TEMIK® Use = Indicates whether or not these pesticides may be applied to this soil. Y signifies that product may be applied; N signifies that product must not be applied.

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 No. 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 SL68, a fact sheet of the Soil and Water Science Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: 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, USDA; 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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