Littler River Canyon Both in physical size and in population, Alabama has typically ranked near the middle of the 50 American states. The state's 52, square miles are configured in a length of miles and a width of miles at their longest and widest expanse.
Alabama has several major soil areas. Most of the soils within each area were formed from materials with similar characteristics. Detailed soil surveys, available for most counties, show that each area has several major soil series.
A soil series is a part of the landscape with similarities among its properties such as color, texture, arrangement of soil horizons, and depth to bedrock. Limestone Valleys and Uplands Soils in this area were formed mainly in residuum weathered from limestones.
Soils of the Tennessee and Coosa river valleys were weathered from pure limestones and are mainly red clayey soils with silt loam surface textures.
Decatur and Dewey soils are extensive throughout the valleys. Topography is generally level to undulating. Elevation is about feet. Most of the land is open and cropped to cotton or soybeans. Most of the soils of the uplands are derived from cherty limestones.
Bodine and Fullerton soils are extensive in many of these landscapes. They typically have a gravelly loam and gravelly clay subsoil and a gravelly silt loam surface layer. Elevation is about feet, and topography ranges from level to very steep. Cotton and soybeans are major row crops. Much of the area is used for pasture or forest.
Most of the soils are derived from sandstone or shale. The more level areas are dominated by Nauvoo, Hartsells, and Wynnville soils which were formed in residuum from sandstone.
They have a loamy subsoil and a fine sandy loam surface layer. Most slopes are less than 10 percent. Elevation is about 1, feet. Corn, soybean, potatoes, and tomatoes are major crops.
Poultry is very important in this area. The more rugged portions of the Appalachian Plateau are dominated by soils such as Montevallo and Townley, which were formed in residuum from shale.
These soils have either a very channery loam, or a clayey subsoil and a silt loam surface layer. Most areas are too steeply sloping for agriculture. Elevations range from to feet. Piedmont Plateau Most of the soils in this area are derived from granite, hornblende, and mica schists.
Madison, Pacolet, and Cecil soils, which have a red, clayey subsoil and a sandy loam or clay loam surface layer, are very extensive. Elevations in most areas range from to 1, feet, although in the Talladega Hills, elevations range from to 2, feet highest point in Alabama.
Topography is rolling to steep.Students K create and write submissions for our yearly poster and essay contest sponsored by the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) and National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).
Entries are judged on a regional level, then advance to the state Soil and Water Conservation Committee office, where a panel of.
The Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts also joined in recommending the Bama Soil Series as the official State Soil. Photo by George Martin, Soil Data Quality Specialist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Auburn, AL.
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Soil Areas in Alabama Soils of Alabama. By Charles C. Mitchell, Jr., Extension Agronomist, Professor, Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University; and J. Cameron Loerch, State Soil Scientist, USDA–NRCS (August 19, ) See a map showing the distribution of the soils. Having skills in tamil language, econ , water essay on all take stronger measures for businesses or removal in the soil pollution. Also be said that, , impact on water pollution for pollution air by water pollution is found in hindi i want an alabama. is a unit of county government responsible for soil and water conservation programs within its county boundaries. Our mission is to conserve and enhance the wise use of our soil, water and related natural resources in Madison County.
Conserving Alabama's Natural Resources for Future Generations Conservation Districts developed out of a dire national need to implement soil erosion control practices and revive farmland.
Take Bold Steps for . Conserve Alabama is an initiative of the State of Alabama Soil & Water Conservation Committee to re-energize and unite stakeholders in the effort to be good stewards of our land and water.
With a growing population and increased demand of resources in the 21st Century, it’s more important than ever that we use our resources wisely. The NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annually administers a number of education contests at the district and area levels.
Area winners advance to state competitions. School age contests are held for poster, essay, speech, computer designed poster, and computer designed slide shows.