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Jefferson County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

RATINGS FOR JEFFERSON 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 Jefferson 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.

REFERENCES

  1. Allen, W.J. 1989. Soil Survey of Jefferson County, Florida. USDA/NRCS in cooperation with University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Experiment Stations, Soil and Water Science Department and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

  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.

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 Jefferson County. (See footnotes for explanation of column headings.)

MUID

SYS NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

65002 1 2 ORTEGA High Low
65003 1 3 CHIPLEY High Medium
65004 1 4 SURRENCY Low High
65005 1 5 FUQUAY Low Low
65006 1 6 DOTHAN Low Medium
65007 1 7 DOTHAN Low Medium
65008 1 8 CHAIRES Low High
65009 1 9 LEON Medium High
65010 1 10 RAINS Low High
65011 1 11 LUCY Medium Low
65012 1 12 LUCY Medium Low
65013 1 13 ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
65014 1 14 ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
65015 1 15 ORANGEBURG Medium High
65016 1 16 BLANTON Medium Low
65017 1 17 TROUP Medium Low
65018 1 18 TROUP Medium Low
65019 1 19 BIBB Medium High
65020 1 20 ALBANY Medium Medium
65021 1 21 BONIFAY Medium Low
65022 1 22 PLUMMER Medium High
65023 1 23 PELHAM Medium High
65024 1 24 FUQUAY Low Low
65025 1 25 PITS Medium High
65026 1 26 SAPELO Low High
65028 1 28 ALPIN High Low
65030 1 30 PAMLICO Medium High
65030 2 30 DOROVAN Low High
65031 1 31 FACEVILLE Medium Medium
65032 1 32 FACEVILLE Medium Medium
65033 1 33 LEEFIELD Low Medium
65034 1 34 LAKELAND High Low
65035 1 35 RUTLEGE High High
65036 1 36 LYNCHBURG Low Medium
65038 1 38 MICCOSUKEE Medium Medium
65039 1 39 COWARTS Medium Medium
65041 1 41 BYARS Low High
65042 1 42 FACEVILLE Medium Medium
65043 1 43 ALPIN High Low
65044 1 44 TROUP Medium Medium
65045 1 45 PLUMMER Medium High
65046 1 46 COWARTS Medium Medium
65047 1 47 NUTALL Low High
65047 2 47 TOOLES Low High
65052 1 52 MASCOTTE Low High
65054 1 54 LEON Medium High
65054 2 54 CHAIRES Low High
65055 1 55 LUCY Medium Low
65056 1 56 TIFTON Low Medium
65057 1 57 TIFTON Low Medium
65058 1 58 CHIEFLAND Medium Medium
65061 1 61 TOOLES Low High
65061 2 61 CHAIRES Low High
65062 1 62 NUTALL Low High
65062 2 62 TOOLES Low High
65063 1 63 BAYVI Medium High
6500W 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 Jefferson 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, 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 SL 82, 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, FL 32611.


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