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Mapleton, Monson, Saddleback, and Sisk soil map units were each sampled at five locations. Soil descriptions and locations were documented in the field. Soil samples were removed from each horizon in a 30-cm square to a 100-cm depth or to bedrock whichever came first. Laboratory analyses of each soil horizon sampled included texture, volume of stones, organic content, bulk density, soil water retention, soil reaction, exchangeable cations, extractable acidity, and exchange acidity. Soil descriptions and tables of soil properties were constructed for each sample site. Soil data for each soil map unit was summarized by horizon using weighted means.
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Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
soils, soil classification
Rourke, R.V. 2001. Chemical and physical properties of the Mapleton, Monson, Saddleback, and Sisk soil map units. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 169.