Chromosols are found throughout Tocal in all the paddocks that contain Kurosols. We find that they are similar to Kurosols and Sodosols in that they:
- are problem soils
- are found on rolling slopes and crests and on old high terraces
- have parent material of weathered sedimentary rocks - sandstone/conglomerate
- support native vegetation of spotted gum forest
- can show dramatic increase in productivity with high inputs.
Chromosols differ from Kurosols and Sodosols in that they are not strongly acid down the profile and are not sodic.
- 0cm: A1 horizon. Brown silty loam. Hard setting, lacks structure, plant roots present pH 5.5
- 20cm: A2 horizon. Brown silty loam with gravel. Plant roots present, pH 5.5
- 30cm: B horizon. Bright reddish brown silty clay loam. Limited structure, plant roots present, pH 6.0
- 60cm: B horizon. Light yellow red silty clay. Well structured, well drained, plant roots present, pH 6.5
- 70cm: C horizon. Light yellow silty clay.
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