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Manatee County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

RATINGS FOR MANATEE 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 Manatee 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. Hyde, A.G. and H.F. Huckle. 1983. Soil Survey of Manatee 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 Manatee County (see footnotes for explanations of column headings).

MUID

SYS NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

81001 1 1 ADAMSVILLE VARIANT High Medium
81002 1 2 BEACHES High High
81003 1 3 BRADENTON Medium Medium
81004 1 4 BRADENTON Low High
81005 1 5 BRADENTON Low High
81006 1 6 BROWARD VARIANT High High
81007 1 7 CANOVA Low High
81007 2 7 ANCLOTE Medium High
81007 3 7 OKEELANTA Low High
81008 1 8 CANAVERAL High Medium
81009 1 9 CANAVERAL High Medium
81010 1 10 CANAVERAL High Medium
81011 1 11 CASSIA High Low
81012 1 12 CASSIA High Low
81013 1 13 CHOBEE Low High
81014 1 14 CHOBEE VARIANT Low High
81015 1 15 DELRAY Low High
81016 1 16 DELRAY Low High
81017 1 17 DELRAY Low High
81017 2 17 EAUGALLIE Low High
81018 1 18 DELRAY Low High
81018 2 18 POMONA Low High
81019 1 19 DUETTE High Low
81020 1 20 EAUGALLIE Low High
81021 1 21 ESTERO Low High
81022 1 22 FELDA Low High
81023 1 23 FELDA Low High
81023 2 23 PALMETTO Medium High
81024 1 24 FELDA Low High
81024 2 24 WABASSO Low High
81025 1 25 FLORIDANA Medium High
81026 1 26 FLORIDANA Medium High
81026 2 26 IMMOKALEE Medium High
81026 3 26 OKEELANTA Low High
81027 1 27 GATOR Low High
81028 1 28 HALLANDALE Medium High
81029 1 29 MANATEE Low High
81030 1 30 MYAKKA Medium High
81031 1 31 MYAKKA Medium High
81032 1 32 MYAKKA Medium High
81033 1 33 MYAKKA Medium High
81034 1 34 OKEELANTA Low High
81035 1 35 ONA Low High
81036 1 36 ORLANDO High Low
81037 1 37 ORSINO High Low
81038 1 38 PALMETTO Low High
81039 1 39

PARKWOOD VARIANT

Low High
81040 1 40 PINELLAS Low High
81041 1 41 PITS High Medium
81041 2 41 DUMPS High Low
81042 1 42 POMELLO Medium Medium
81043 1 43 ST. JOHNS Medium High
81044 1 44 ST. JOHNS Medium High
81044 2 44 MYAKKA Medium High
81045 1 45 TAVARES High Low
81046 1 46 TAVARES Medium Low
81047 1 47 TOMOKA Low High
81048 1 48 WABASSO Low High
81049 1 49 WABASSO Low High
81050 1 50 WABASSO VARIANT Low High
81051 1 51 WAUCHULA Low High
81052 1 52 WAVELAND Low High
81053 1 53 WULFERT Low High
81053 2 53 KESSON Low High
81054 1 54 ZOLFO High Medium
81055 1 55 ZOLFO High Medium
81056 1 56 FRESH 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 Manatee 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, dumps, 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 two columns of this table.

Footnotes

1.

This document is SL86, 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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