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Levy County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

RATINGS FOR LEVY 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 Levy County Soil Survey Report2 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 9591, 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 report2 . 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 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, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 32611.

  2. Slabaugh, J.D., A.O. Jones, W.E. Puckett, and J.N. Schuster. 1996. Soil Survey of Levy County, Florida. USDA/NRCS in cooperation with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Experiment Stations, Soil and Water Science Department; Levy County Board of Commissioners; Florida Department of Transportation; and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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

Tables

Table 1. 

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

MUID

SYS NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

075002 1 2 TAVARES High Low
075003 1 3 ORSINO High Low
075004 1 4 MILLHOPPER Low Low
075005 1 5 IMMOKALEE Medium High
075006 1 6 CANDLER High Low
075007 1 7 CANDLER High Low
075007 2 7 APOPKA Medium Low
075008 1 8 SMYRNA Medium Low
075009 1 9 POMONA Low High
075010 1 10 PLACID High High
075011 1 11 PLACID High High
075011 2 11 SAMSULA Low High
075012 1 12 OTELA Low Low
075012 2 12 CANDLER High Low
075013 1 13 WEKIVA Low High
075014 1 14 SHADEVILLE Low Low
075014 2 14 OTELA Low Low
075015 1 15 HOLOPAW Medium High
075015 2 15 PINEDA Low High
075016 1 16 CHOBEE Low High
075016 2 16 GATOR Low High
075017 1 17 ADAMSVILLE High Medium

075018

1 18 WAUCHULA Low High
075019 1 19 SPARR Low Medium
075021 1 21 POMPANO High High
075022 1 22 HOLOPAW Low High
075023 1 23 ZOLFO Medium Medium
075024 1 24 TERRA CEIA Low High
075025 1 25 PITS Medium High
075025 2 25 DUMPS High Low
075026 1 26 GATOR Low High
075026 2 26 TERRA CEIA Low High
075027 1 27 PLACID High High
075027 2 27 POPASH Low High
075029 1 29 CHOBEE Low High
075029 2 29 BRADENTON Medium Low
075031 1 31 JONESVILLE Low Low
075031 2 31 OTELA Low Low
075031 3 31 SEABOARD HIgh Low
075032 1 32 OTELA Low Low
075032 2 32 TAVARES High Low
075033 1 33 WULFERT Low High
075034 1 34 CASSIA High Low
075034 2 34 POMELLO Medium Medium
075035 1 35 PINEDA Low High
075037 1 37 MYAKKA Medium High
075038 1 38 MYAKKA Medium High
075039 1 39 WACCASASSA Low High
075039 2 39 DEMORY Low High
075040 1 40 PINEDA Low High
075041 1 41 DEMORY Low High
075042 1 42 OUSLEY High Medium
075042 2 42 ALBANY Medium Medium
075043 1 43 TIDEWATER Medium High
075045 1 45 CRACKER Medium High
075046 1 46 CHOBEE Low High
075048 1 48 LUTTERLOH Low Medium
075048 2 48 MORIAH Low Medium
075049 1 49 HICORIA Low High
075050 1 50 HICORIA Low High
075051 1 51 FT. GREEN Low High
075051 2 51 BIVANS Low High
075055 1 55 PEDRO Medium Medium
075055 2 55 JONESVILLE Low Low
075055 3 55 SHADEVILLE Medium Low
075056 1 56 MORIAH Low Medium
075056 2 56 BUSHNELL Low Medium
075056 3 56 MABEL Low Medium
075057 1 57 PAOLA High Low
075058 1 58 BOCA Medium High
075058 2 58 HOLOPAW Low High
075059 1 59 ARIPEKA Low Medium
075059 2 59 MATMON Low High
075060 1 60 EAUGALLIE Low High
075060 2 60 HOLOPAW Low High
075062 1 62 MILLHOPPER Low Low
075062 2 62 BONNEAU Medium Low
075065 1 65 SPARR Low Medium
075065 2 65 LOCHALOOSA Low Medium
075066 1 66 LEVYVILLE Medium Medium
075066 2 66 SHADEVILLE Low Low
075067 1 67 IMMOKALEE Medium High
075067 2 67 JANNEY Medium High
075068 1 68 MYAKKA Medium High
075068 2 68 IMMOKALEE Medium High
075069 1 69 BROWARD High Medium
075069 2 69 LUTTERLOH Medium Medium
075070 1 70 HALLANDALE High High
075070 2 70 BOCA Medium High
075070 3 70 HOLOPAW Low High
075071 1 71 PENDER Medium Medium
075072 1 72 LEVYVILLE Low Medium
075072 2 72 HAGUE Medium Low
075073 1 73 ORLANDO High Low
075074 1 74 ARENTS High Medium
075075 1 75 ORLANDO High Low
075076 1 76 ASTATULA High Low
075077 1 77 CANDLER High Low
075078 1 78 MICANOPY Low Medium
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 Alachua County, Florida. Note that if a MUSYM appears more than once in this list it signifies that two or more soils make up that map unit, and each such soil is rated separately here.

SOIL NAME = Name of soil or other landscape component (urban land, water).

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 profile.

NOTE: See "Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides for Water Quality Goals" (IFAS Extension Circular No. 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 SL104, 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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