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Pulantat

From Soil Testing

 

Pulantat Series

 

 

Soil Classification: Clayey, montmorillonitic, isohyperthermic, shallow Udic Haplustalfs.

Description:
The Pulantat series consists of well drained, slowly permeable soils that are shallow over limestone (25 to 51 cm). These soils are on upland plateaus and hills. They formed in residuum derived from argillaceous coralline limestone. Soil texture of top horizon is silty clay or clay. Content of clay is 70 to 90 percent. The Pulantat soil covers approximately 2.6 percent of Guam's total land area.

Suitability: This soil series is moderately suited for grazing, homesite development, subsistence and commercial farming. It can be used for wildlife habitat and watershed. The main limitations are the shallow soil depth, the very low available water capacity, and the susceptibility of the soil to compaction when it is moist. It is poorly suited for fruit trees. Field operations should be avoided after heavy rains.

 

Depth
(cm)

Clay
(%)
Moist
bulk
density
(g/cm3)
pH Organic
matter
(%)
CEC
meq/100g
Extractable
P mg/kg
Extractable
K mg/kg
0-31 70-90
0.91-1.10
7.2 8.5 31.1 16.1 68

 

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