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O horizon - 0 to 1 cm; black (10YR 1/2) sandy loam; moderate, medium fine, subangular granular structure; firm, non-sticky, non-plastic consistence; strongly acidic; few, medium, subangular; no determined orientation, various lithologies; smooth, abrupt boundary.
A1 horizon - 1 to 17 cm; black (10YR 1/2) sandy clay loam; moderate, medium, subangular granular structure in places; firm, slightly sticky, plastic consistence; strongly acidic; few, fine-medium, subangular; no determined orientation, primarily quartz and various lithologies; smooth, abrupt boundary.
A2e horizon - 17 to 30 cm, black (10YR 1/2) medium sandy clay loam; moderate, coarse, subangular granular structure in places; firm, slightly sticky, plastic consistence; strongly acidic; roots tend in a horizontal fashion; contains partly decayed organics (e.g. pine needles, small twigs and white microrhyzae); irregular, abrupt boundary.
C horizon - 30 to 34 cm; dark brown (10YR 3/3) coarse loamy sand; moderately weak, coarse, subangular structure in places; very friable, non-sticky, non-plastic consistence; strongly acidic; common, fine to coarse, subrounded to angular, horizontally orientated, various lithologies; moderately sorted sand; water table boundary.
View of Pit 1 Soil Profile
Based upon our findings and assessment of pit 1, we ascertain that it is part of the Hoopeston Soil Series from the Pepin County Soil Survey Manual. We decided on the Hoopeston Series for several reasons: the 1 to 2 foot deep fluctuation of the water table, the sandy loam texture, the drainage, and also the fact that it is a Mollisol.
Contributed by Group 3: Chris Drabandt, Lori Hafeman, LeRoy Molitor, and Melissa Peterson