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Duval County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides 1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

Resource soil scientists with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service have rated the soils that are delineated by map units in the Duval County Soil Survey Report (see references) for their potential for leaching and runoff of pesticides. The rating criteria are given in a companion publication (Circular 959) 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 959, 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 report (see references). 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 the list 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

  1. Obreza, T.A. and G.W. Hurt. 2006. Soil ratings for selecting pesticides for water quality goals. Circular 959. Soil and Water Science Department. Florida Cooperative Extension Service. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.

  2. Watts, F.C. 1998. Soil Survey of Duval County, Florida . USDA/NRCS in cooperation with University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations.

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

MUID

SEQ NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

031002 1 2 Albany Medium Medium
031006 1 6 Aquic Quartzipsamments High Low
031007 1 7 Arents Medium Medium
031009 1 9 Arents High Low
031010 1 10 Beaches High High
031012 1 12 Blanton Medium Low
031014 1 14 Boulogne Low High
031018 1 18 Corolla High Low
031019 1 19 Cornelia High Low
031022 1 22 Evergreen Low High
031022 2 22 Wesconnett Low High
031023 1 23 Fripp High Low
031023 2 23 Corolla High Low
031024 1 24 Hurricane High Medium
031024 2 24 Ridgewood High Medium
031025 1 25 Kershaw High Low
031026 1 26 Kershaw High Low
031029 1 29 Kureb High Low
031031 1 31 Kureb High Low
031032 1 32 Leon Medium High
031033 1 33 Leon Medium High
031035 1 35 Lynn Haven Medium High
031036 1 36 Mandarin High Low
031038 1 38 Mascotte Low High
031040 1 40 Maurepas Low High
031042 1 42 Newhan High Low
031042 2 42 Corolla High Low
031044 1 44 Mascotte Low High
031044 2 44 Pelham Medium High
031046 1 46 Ortega High Low
031049 1 49 Pamlico Low High
031050 1 50 Pamlico Low High
031051 1 51 Pelham Medium High
031053 1 53 Penney High Low
031055 1 55 Pits High High
031056 1 56 Pottsburg Medium High
031058 1 58 Pottsburg Medium Medium
031062 1 62 Rutlege Medium High
031063 1 63 Sapelo Low High
031066 1 66 Surrency Low High
031067 1 67 Surrency Low High
031068 1 68 Tisonia Low High
031069 1 69 Urban Land Low High
031071 1 71 Urban Land Low High
031071 2 71 Leon Medium High
031071 3 71 Boulogne Low High
031072 1 72 Urban Land Low High
031072 2 72 Ortega High Low
031072 3 72 Kershaw High Low
031073 1 73 Urban Land Low High
031073 2 73 Mascotte Low High
031073 3 73 Sapelo Low High
031074 1 74 Pelham Medium High
031074 2 74 Urban Land Low High
031075 1 75 Urban Land Low High
031075 2 75 Hurricane High Medium
031075 3 75 Albany Medium Medium
031078 1 78 Yonges Low High
031079 1 79 Yulee Low High
031080 1 80 Goldhead Low High
031080 2 80 Lynn Haven Medium High
031081 1 81 Stockade Low High
031086 1 86 Yulee Low High
031087 1 87 Dorovan Low High
031088 1 88 Lynchburg Medium Medium
031099 1 99 Water High 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 Duval 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, made land, borrow pits, spoil banks, 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 SL74, a fact sheet of the Soil and Water Science Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. 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, USDA 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, FL 32611.


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