Kōrero: Soils

Gley soil

Gley soil

In places where the water table is often high, the subsoil does not dry out or become warm. The iron compounds do not develop the rust-brown or red colour typical of soils in drier and warmer sites. With adequate drainage, Gley soils can be used for field or vegetable cropping, or for high-producing pasture. This profile shows the typical characteristics of a Gley soil, where the entire subsoil appears to be affected by a seasonally high water table.

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Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Wet and rock type-dominated soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12318/gley-soil (accessed 6 March 2021)

He kōrero nā Allan Hewitt, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007