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Taylor County: Soil Ratings for Selecting Pesticides1

G.W. Hurt and T.A. Obreza2

Resource soil scientists with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service have rated the soils that are delineated by map units in the Taylor 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 the list in Table 1 (sequence numbers 1, 2, 3, ...) Where this occurs, the user should use the multimap 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. Readle, E.L. and F.C. Watts. 2000. Soil Survey of Taylor County, Florida. USDA, NRCS in cooperation with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Experiment Stations and Soil and Water Science Department. U.S. GPO, Washington, DC.

Tables

Table 1. 

Soil Ratings for Taylor County. (see footnotes for explanation of column headings)

MUID

SEQ NUM

MUSYM

SOIL NAME

SOIL LEACH

SOIL RUNOFF

123003

1

3

CLARA

High

High

123003

2

3

OSIER

High

High

123005

1

5

CHAIRES

Low

High

123006

1

6

LEON

Medium

High

123008

1

8

MEADOWBROOK

Medium

High

123009

1

9

SAPELO

Low

High

123010

1

10

MANDARIN

Medium

Medium

123010

2

10

HURRICANE

High

Medium

123012

1

12

ORTEGA

High

Low

123013

1

13

HURRICANE

High

Medium

123014

1

14

CHIPLEY

High

Medium

123014

2

14

LYNN HAVEN

Medium

High

123014

3

14

BOULOGNE

Low

High

123015

1

15

RIDGEWOOD

High

Medium

123016

1

16

LUTTERLOH

Low

Medium

123016

2

16

RIDGEWOOD

High

Medium

123017

1

17

OUSLEY

High

Medium

123017

2

17

LEON

Medium

High

123017

3

17

CLARA

High

High

123019

1

19

OTELA

Medium

Low

123019

2

19

ORTEGA

High

Low

123019

3

19

LUTTERLOH

Low

Medium

123020

1

20

MELVINA

Low

Medium

123020

2

20

MANDARIN

Medium

Medium

123021

1

21

KERSHAW

High

Low

123022

1

22

OCILLA

Medium

Medium

123023

1

23

MELVINA

Low

Medium

123023

2

23

MORIAH

Medium

Medium

123023

3

23

LUTTERLOH

Low

Medium

123024

1

24

ALBANY

Medium

Medium

123025

1

25

POTTSBURG

Medium

High

123026

1

26

RESOTA

High

Low

123026

2

26

HURRICANE

High

Medium

123027

1

27

PLUMMER

Low

High

123028

1

28

SURRENCY

Medium

High

123028

2

28

STARKE

High

High

123028

3

28

CROATAN

Low

High

123029

1

29

ALBANY

Medium

Medium

123029

2

29

SURRENCY

Medium

High

123030

1

30

DOROVAN

Low

High

123030

2

30

PAMLICO

Low

High

123033

1

33

WESCONNETT

Medium

High

123033

2

33

EVERGREEN

Low

High

123033

3

33

PAMLICO

Low

High

123034

1

34

CLARA

High

High

123034

2

34

BODIFORD

Low

High

123035

1

35

TOOLES

Low

High

123035

2

35

MEADOWBROOK

Medium

High

123035

3

35

WEKIVA

Medium

High

123037

1

37

TOOLES

Low

High

123037

2

37

MEADOWBROOK

Medium

High

123038

1

38

CLARA

High

High

123038

2

38

MEADOWBROOK

Medium

High

123040

1

40

LUTTERLOH

Low

Medium

123041

1

41

TOOLES

Low

High

123041

2

41

MEADOWBROOK

Medium

High

123045

1

45

CHAIRES

Low

High

123046

1

46

PITS

High

High

123048

1

48

WEKIVA

Medium

High

123048

2

48

TENNILLE

High

High

123048

3

48

TOOLES

Low

High

123049

1

49

SEABOARD

High

Low

123049

2

49

BUSHNELL

Low

Medium

123049

3

49

MATMON

Medium

Medium

123051

1

51

TOOLES

Low

High

123051

2

51

NUTALL

Low

High

123052

1

52

CLARA

High

High

123052

2

52

CLARA

High

High

123052

3

52

MEADOWBROOK

High

123053

1

53

BAYVI

Low

High

123054

1

54

MEADOWBROOK

Medium

High

123054

2

54

TOOLES

Low

High

123054

3

54

CLARA

High

High

123055

1

55

ARENTS

Too Variable to Rate

123057

1

57

SAPELO

Medium

High

123058

1

58

LEON

Medium

High

123059

1

59

ARENTS

Too Variable to Rate

123060

1

60

CHAIRES

Low

High

123060

2

60

MEADOWBROOK

Medium

Low

123061

1

61

WEKIVA

Medium

High

123061

2

61

TOOLES

Low

High

123061

3

61

TENNILLE

High

High

123062

1

62

TOOLES

Low

High

123062

2

62

TENNILLE

High

High

123062

3

62

WEKIVA

Medium

High

123063

1

63

STEINHATCHEE

High

123064

1

64

TOOLES

Low

High

123064

2

64

WEKIVA

Medium

High

123065

1

65

YELLOWJACKET

Low

High

123065

2

65

MAUREPAS

Low

High

123067

1

67

YELLOWJACKET

Low

High

123067

2

67

MAUREPAS

Low

High

123068

1

68

MATMON

Medium

Medium

123068

2

68

WEKIVA

Medium

High

123068

2

68

ROCK OUTCROP

High

High

123069

1

69

EUNOLA

Medium

Medium

123069

2

69

GOLDHEAD

Medium

High

123069

3

69

TOOLES

Low

High

123070

1

70

CHIEFLAND

Low

Medium

123070

2

70

CHIEFLAND

Low

Medium

123071

1

71

LEON

Medium

High

123072

1

72

CHAIRES

Low

High

123073

1

73

CHIPLEY

High

Medium

123074

1

74

MASCOTTE

Low

High

123099

1

99

WATER

High

High

123100

1

100

WATER

High

High

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 SL177, 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: August 2000. 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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