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Gadsden County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

RATINGS FOR GADSDEN 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 Gadsden 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, permability, 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 Resources 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. 5pp.

  2. Thomas, B.P., H.H. Weeks, and M.W. Hazen, Jr. 1961. Soil Survey of Gadsden County Florida. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in cooperation with the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations. 124 pages plus maps.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The printing of this document was supported by the USDA/ES Water Quality Initiative Project # 91EWQI-1-9292.

Tables

Table 1. 

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

MUID

SYS NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

039AbN 1 Ab ALLUVIAL LAND Medium High
039AbN 2 Ab BIGBEE High High
039AbN 3 Ab KINSTON Medium High
039AdBN 1 AdB ARREDONDO Medium Low
039AdCN 1 AdC ARREDONDO Medium Low
039AfDN 1 AfD ARREDONDO Medium Medium
039AfDN 2 AfD FELLOWSHIP Low High
039AfFN 1 AfF ARREDONDO Medium High
039AfF 2 AfF FELLOWSHIP Low High
039BaCN 1 BaC BINNSVILLE Low High
039BcBN 1 BcB BLANTON Medium Low
039BfBN 1 BfB BLANTON Medium Low
039BfCN 1 BfC BLANTON Medium Low
039BtBN 1 BtB BLANTON VARIANT Medium Low
039CaC3Y 1 CaC3 CARNEGIE Low High
039CnCY 1 CnC CARNEGIE Low High
039CnC2Y 1 CnC2 CARNEGIE Low High
039CnDN 1 CnD CARNEGIE Low High
039CrBN 1 CrB CUTHBERT Low High
039CrCN 1 CrC CUTHBERT Low High
039CsDN 1 CsD CUTHBERT Low High
039CsFN 1 CsF CUTHBERT Low High
039EdBN 1 EdB EUSTIS High Low
039EmBN 1 EmB EUSTIS Medium Low
039EmCN 1 EmC EUSTIS Medium Low
039EsAN 1 EsA EUSTIS Medium Low
039EsBN 1 EsB EUSTIS VARIANT Medium Low
039EsCN 1 EsC EUSTIS VARIANT Medium Low
039FmAY 1 FmA FACEVILLE Low Medium
039FmBY 1 FmB FACEVILLE Low Medium
039FmB2Y 1 FmB2 FACEVILLE Low Medium
039FmCY 1 FmC FACEVILLE Low Medium
039FmC2N 1 FmC2 FACEVILLE Low Medium
039FmDN 1 FmD FACEVILLE Low High
039FsDN 1 FsD FACEVILLE Low High
039FsDN 2 FsD SHUBUTA Low High
039FsD3N 1 FsD3 SHUBUTA Low High
039FsFN 1 FsF FACEVILLE Low High
039FsF3N 1 FsF3 FACEVILLE Low High
039GmAY 1 GmA GOLDSBORO Medium Low
039GmBY 1 GmB GOLDSBORO Medium Low
039GmCY 1 GmC GOLDSBORO Medium Low
039KaAY 1 KaA KALMIA Medium Medium
039KbAN 1 KbA KLEJ Medium Low
039KbBN 1 KbB KLEJ Medium Low
039KcBN 1 KcB KLEJ Medium Low
039KsBN 1 KsB KLEJ Medium Low
039KsCN 1 KsC KLEJ Medium Low
039LaBN 1 LaB LAKELAND Medium Low
039LaDN 1 LaD LAKELAND Medium Low
039LcBN 1 LcB LAKELAND High Low
039LcDN 1 LcD LAKELAND High Low
039LeAN 1 LeA LAKELAND Medium Low
039LeBN 1 LeB LAKELAND Medium Low
039LmCN 1 LmC LAKELAND Medium Low
039LnBN 1 LnB LAKELAND Medium Low
039LnDN 1 LnD LAKELAND Medium Low
039LsFN 1 LsF LAKELAND Medium Medium
039LtCN 1 LtC LAKELAND Medium Low
039LtCN 2 LtC EUSTIS Medium Low
039LtDN 1 LtD LAKELAND Medium Low
039LtDN 2 LtD EUSTIS Medium Low
039LtFN 1 LtF LAKELAND Medium Medium
039LtFN 2 LtF EUSTIS Medium Medium
039LvN 1 Lv LEAF Low High
039LwN 1 Lw LEON Medium High
039LyAN 1 LyA LYNCHBURG Medium High
039LzAN 1 LzA LYNCHBURG VARIANT Medium Medium
039LzBN 1 LzB LYNCHBURG VARIANT Medium Medium
039MgY 1 Mg MAGNOLIA Medium High
039MgAY 1 MgA MAGNOLIA Medium High
039MgBY 1 MgB MAGNOLIA Medium High
039MgB2Y 1 MgB2 MAGNOLIA Medium High
039MgCY 1 MgC MAGNOLIA Medium High
039MgC2Y 1 MgC2 MAGNOLIA Medium High
039MgDN 1 MgD MAGNOLIA Medium High
039NfAY 1 NfA NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NfBY 1 NfB NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NfB2Y 1 NfB2 NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NfCY 1 NfC NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NfC2Y 1 NfC2 NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NfDN 1 NfD NORFOLK Medium High
039NsAN 1 NsA NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NsBN 1 NsB NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NsCN 1 NsC NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NsDN 1 NsD NORFOLK Medium High
039NtAN 1 NtA NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NtBN 1 NtB NORFOLK Medium Medium
039NtCN 1 NtC NORFOLK Medium Medium
039OfAY 1 OfA ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
039OfBY 1 OfB ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
039OfB2Y 1 OfB2 ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
039OfCY 1 OfC ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
039OfC2 1 OfC2 ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
039OfDN 1 OfD ORANGEBURG Medium High
039OtAN 1 OtA ORANGEBURG VARIANT Medium Low
039OtBN 1 OtB ORANGEBURG Medium Low
039OtCN 1 OtC ORANGEBURG Medium Low
039OtDN 1 OtD ORANGEBURG Medium Low
039PsAN 1 PsA PLUMMER Medium High
039RbB3N 1 RbB3 RED BAY Medium Medium
039RbC3N 1 RbC3 RED BAY Medium Medium
039ReB2N 1 ReB2 RED BAY Medium Medium
039ReC2N 1 ReC2 RED BAY Medium Medium
039ReDN 1 ReD RED BAY Medium High
039RmAY 1 RmA RUSTON Medium Medium
039RmBY 1 RmB RUSTON Medium Medium
039RmB2Y 1 RmB2 RUSTON Medium Medium
039RmCY 1 RmC RUSTON Medium Medium
039RmC2N 1 RmC2 RUSTON Medium Medium
039RmDN 1 RmD RUSTON Medium High
039RsAN 1 RsA RUSTON Medium Medium
039RsBN 1 RsB RUSTON Medium Medium
039RsCN 1 RsC RUSTON Medium Medium
039RsDN 1 RsD RUSTON Medium High
039RtCY 1 RtC RUSTON Medium Medium
039RtCY 2 RtC ORANGEBURG Medium Medium
039RtDN 1 RtD RUSTON Medium High
039RtDN 2 RtD ORANGEBURG Medium High
039RtFN 1 RtF RUSTON Medium High
039RtF3N 1 RtF3 RUSTON Medium High
039RtF3N 2 RtF3 ORANGEBURG Medium High
039ShBN 1 ShB SHUBUTA Low High
039SnBN 1 SnB SUSQUEHANA Low High
039SnCN 1 SnC SUSQUEHANA Low High
039SrDN 1 SrD SUSQUEHANA Low High
039SrDN 2 SrD BOSWELL Low High
039SrFN 1 SrF SUSQUEHANA Low High
039SrFN 2 SrF BOSWELL Low High
039sSDN 1 SsD SUSQUEHANA Low High
039SsDN 2 SsD SAWYER Low High
039SsFN 1 SsF SUSQUEHANA Low High
039SwN 1 Sw SWAMP Low High
039ZuBY 1 ZuB ZUBER Medium Medium
039ZuCY 1 ZuC ZUBER Medium 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 Gadsden 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, 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 SL117, 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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