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Anderson, A. C. (Alfred Conrad), 1887-, et al. / Soil survey of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
(1931)

Soils,   pp. 8-28 PDF (7.7 MB)


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SOIL SURVEY OF MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN
ish-yellow heavy but plastic clay with a pinkish tint. The
in most places free from gravel and stone.
soil occurs chiefly in widely distributed areas ranging from a
res to one-half square mile in extent. Areas are most numer-
rthwest of Two Rivers and between East Twin and West Twin
, but some are in the southeastern part of the county along
ore of Lake Michigan. Small patches occur in various places
ociation with Kewaunee and other Superior soils. Areas are
,r gently undulating. Natural drainage is fair in most places
locally deficient where the soil occupies a lower position than
  Superior fine sandy loam occurs on the lake plain and is
d from lake-laid material.
upper fine sandy material of this soil is generally slightly or
in acid, but the red clay contains enough lime to cause it to
Ă½sce when hydrochloric acid is applied.
t of the land is cleared and under cultivation. This is a good
asy to work, fairly retentive of moisture, and productive. It
'oted chiefly to general farming and dairying, along with
r soils, but is in part used for other crops, such as beans,
es, and truck. It is better suited to special truck crops than
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        BELLUWONTAINE SILT LOAM
soil of Bellefontaine silt loam to an average depth of
sts of grayish-brown silt loam. In virgin wooded
olored material an inch or two thick is at the surface
'laces there is some leaf mold, but on cultivation this
with the underlying soil. Between depths of 8 and
n aterial is yellowish-brown silt loam, and from 16 to
is in most places grayish-brown gritty loam. From
rather heavy brown gritty clay loam, in many places
ne gravel, occurs. Below a depth of 30 inches the
dish-brown, grayish-brown, or yellow gravelly friable
ties somewhat in thickness and color but as a whole is
* The gravel content is subject to considerable varia-
face soil and upper part of the subsoil are slightly
)wer part of the subsoil and substratum are calcareous,
stone being largely fragments of dolomite.
Bxtensive and important soil. It occurs most exten-
southwestern and north-central parts of the county.
two regions there are many smaller areas within the
region. Tracts range from undulating to rolling, but
rt of the land is gently rolling. It differs in surface
Kewaunee silt loam in being more irregular, choppy,
in character. Because of the uneven surface and the
il, natural drainage is good. Some stones are on the
,es, and a few stone fences were seen. In most places
e been largely removed from cultivated fields.
per cent of this soil is cultivated and highly improved.
il, well suited to general farming and dairying, and
e satisfactory. This is a good alfalfa soil, and the
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