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Volusia County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

RATINGS FOR VOLUSIA 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 Volusia 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. Baldwin, R., C.L. Bush, R.B. Hinton, H.F. Huckle, P. Nichols, F.C. Watts and J.A. Wolf. 1980. Soil Survey of Volusia County, Florida. USDA/NRCS in cooperation with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, 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.

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

MUID

SYS NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

127001 1 1 APOPKA Medium Low
127002 1 2 APOPKA Medium Low
127003 1 3 ARENTS High Medium
127004 1 4 ASTATULA High Low
127005 1 5 ASTATULA High Low
127006 1 6 ASTATULA High Medium
127006 2 6 URBAN LAND High High
127007 1 7 ASTOR Medium High
127008 1 8 BASINGER High High
127009 1 9 BEACHES High High
127010 1 10 BLUFF Low High
127011 1 11 BULOW Medium Low
127012 1 12 CANAVERAL High Medium
127013 1 13 CASSIA Medium Medium
127014 1 14 CHOBEE Medium High
127015 1 15 COCOA High Low
127016 1 16 COCOA High Low
127016 2 16 URBAN LAND High High
127017 1 17 DAYTONA Medium Low
127018 1 18 DAYTONA Medium Low
127018 2 18 URBAN LAND Medium High
127019 1 19 DELAND Medium Low
127020 1 20 EAUGALLIE Medium High
127021 1 21 EAUGALLIE Medium High
127022 1 22 ELECTRA Medium Medium
127023 1 23 FARMTON Medium High
127024 1 24 FLUVAQUENTS Medium High
127025 1 25 GATOR Low High
127026 1 26 HOLOPAW Medium High
127026 2 26 MYAKKA Medium High
127027 1 27 HONTOON Low High
127028 1 28 HYDRAQUENTS Medium High
127029 1 29 IMMOKALEE Medium High
127030 1 30 IMMOKALEE Medium High
127031 1 31 MALABAR Medium High
127032 1 32 MYAKKA Medium High
127033 1 33 MYAKKA Medium High
127034 1 34 MYAKKA Medium High
127034 2 34 ST. JOHNS Medium High
127035 1 35 MYAKKA Medium High
127035 2 35 URBAN LAND Medium High
127036 1 36 MYAKKA VARIANT Medium High
127037 1 37 ORSINO High Low
127038 1 38 PAISLEY Medium High
127039 1 39 PALM BEACH High Low
127040 1 40 PALM BEACH High Low
127040 2 40 URBAN LAND High High
127040 3 40 PAOLA High Low
127041 1 41 PALM BEACH High Low
127041 2 41 PAOLA High Low
127042 1 42 PAOLA High Low
127043 1 43 PAOLA High Low
127044 1 44 PAOLA High Low
127044 2 44 URBAN LAND High High
127045 1 45 PINEDA Medium High
127046 1 46 PINELLAS Medium High
127047 1 47 PITS High High
127048 1 48 PLACID High High
127049 1 49 POMONA Low High
127050 1 50 POMONA Low High
127051 1 51 POMONA Low High
127051 2 51 ST. JOHNS Medium High
127052 1 52 POMPANO High High
127053 1 53 POMPANO High High
127053 2 53 PLACID High High
127054 1 54 QUARTZIPSAMENTS High Low
127055 1 55 RIVIERA Medium High
127056 1 56 SAMSULA Low High
127057 1 57 SATELLITE High Low
127058 1 58 SATELLITE High Low
127058 2 58 URBAN LAND High High
127059 1 59 SCOGGIN Medium High
127060 1 60 SMYRNA Medium High
127061 1 61 ST. JOHNS Medium High
127062 1 62 ST. LUCIE High Low
127063 1 63 TAVARES High Low
127064 1 64 TEQUESTA Low High
127065 1 65 TERRA CEIA Low High
127066 1 66 TOMOKA Low High
127067 1 67 TURNBULL Low High
127068 1 68 TURNBULL VARIANT Low Medium
127069 1 69 TUSCAWILA Medium High
127069 2 69 PINELLAS Medium High
127070 1 70 TUSCAWILLA Medium High
127070 2 70 URBAN LAND Medium High
127071 1 71 URBAN LAND Medium High
127072 1 72 VALKARIA High High
127073 1 73 WABASSO Medium High
127074 1 74 WABASSO Medium High
127075 1 75 WAUCHULA Medium High
127076 1 76 WAUCHULA Medium High
127077 1 77 WINDER Low High
127077 2 77 WABASSO Low High
127079 1 79 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 Volusia 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, beaches, 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 SL98, 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, University of Florida, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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