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Publication #SL81

Jackson County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2


Resource soil scientists with the U. S. Natural Resources Conservation Service have rated the soils that are delineated by map units in the Jackson County Soil Survey Report1 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 9592, 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 report1. 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.


  1. Duffee, E.M., W.J. Allen and H.C. Ammons. 1979. Soil Survey of Jackson County, Florida. USDA/NRCS in cooperation with University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Experiment Stations, Soil and Water Science Department.

  2. 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.


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


Table 1. 

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







63001 1 1 ALAPAHA Low High
63002 1 2 ALBANY Medium Medium
63003 1 3 APALACHEE Low High
63004 1 4 BETHERA Low High
63005 1 5 BIBB Medium High
63006 1 6 BLANTON Medium Low
63007 1 7 BLANTON Medium Low
63008 1 8 BONIFAY Medium Low
63009 1 9 BONIFAY Medium Low
63010 1 10 CHIPOLA Medium Low
63011 1 11 CHIPOLA Medium Low
63012 1 12 CLARENDON Low Medium
63013 1 13 COMPASS Medium Medium
63014 1 14 COMPASS Medium Medium
63015 1 15 COMPASS Medium Medium
63016 1 16 DOROVAN Low High
63016 2 16 PAMLICO Medium High
63017 1 17 DOTHAN Low Medium
63018 1 18 DOTHAN Low Medium
63019 1 19 DOTHAN Low High
63020 1 20 DUPLIN Low Medium
63021 1 21 DUPLIN Low Medium
63022 1 22 ESTO Low Medium
63023 1 23 ESTO Low Medium
63024 1 24 FACEVILLE Medium Medium
63025 1 25 FACEVILLE Medium Medium
63026 1 26 FACEVILLE Medium High
63027 1 27 FACEVILLE Medium High
63027 2 27 ESTO Low High
63028 1 28 FOXWORTH High Low
63029 1 29 FOXWORTH High Low
63030 1 30 FUQUAY Low Medium
63031 1 31 FUQUAY Low Medium
63032 1 32 GRADY Low High
63033 1 33 GREENVILLE Medium Medium
63034 1 34 GREENVILLE Medium Medium
63035 1 35 HORNSVILLE Low Medium
63036 1 36 HORNSVILLE Low Medium
63037 1 37 IUKA Medium Medium
63038 1 38 LAKELAND High Low
63039 1 39 LAKELAND High Low
63040 1 40 LAKELAND High Low
63041 1 41 LAKELAND High Medium
63042 1 42 LEEFIELD Medium Medium
63043 1 43



63043 2 43 ROCK OUTCROP High High
63044 1



Low High
63044 2 44 ROCK OUTCROP High High
63045 1 45 ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
63046 1 46 ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
63047 1 47 ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
63048 1 48 PAMLICO Medium High
63048 2 48 PANTEGO Low High
63048 3 48 RUTLEGE High High
63049 1 49 PANSEY Low High
63050 1 50 PITS Medium High
63051 1 51 PLUMMER Medium High
63052 1 52 PLUMMER Medium High
63053 1 53 RED BAY Medium Medium
63054 1 54 RED BAY Medium Medium
63055 1 55 RED BAY Medium Medium
63056 1 56 RUTLEGE High High
63057 1 57 TIFTON Low Medium
63058 1 58 TIFTON Low Medium
63059 1 59 TROUP Medium Low
63060 1 60 TROUP Medium Low
63061 1 61 TROUP Medium Medium
63062 1 62 URBAN LAND Medium High
63063 1 63 WICKSBURG Low Medium
63063 2 63 ESTO Low Medium
63064 1 64 YONGES Low High
63064 2 64 HEROD Low High
63065 1 65 WATER
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 Jackson 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, rock outcrop, pits, 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.



This document is SL81, 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


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, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.