TXT1 = Soil Texture 1, TXT2 = Soil Texture 2
TXT3 = Soil Texture 3, TXT4 = Soil Texture 4
This factor describes the relative proportion of sand, silt and clay in the soil. Texture is directly related to the water holding capacity of a soil and therefore has a direct effect on productivity. "Texture 1" is the first texture for the first soil association. The soil texture in this example is SL which is sandy loam and has a rating of 14 points. The maximum allowable texture rating is 35 points.

"Texture 2" is the second soil texture for the first soil association. The soil texture in this example is GL which is gravelly loam and has a rating of 15 points.

Non arable soil textures TXT1 and TXT2 are used only for the first soil association. TXT3 and TXT4 are used only for the second soil association.

Abbreviations:
2GSL = Gravelly Sandy Loam -2
4GSL = Gravelly Sandy Loam -4
C = Clay
CL = Clay Loam
DS = Dune Sand
FL = Fine Sandy Loam
FL-3 = Fine Sandy Loam -3
FL4 = Fine Sandy Loam +4
FL-6 = Fine Sandy Loam -6
FL8 = Fine Sandy Loam +8
FSL = Fine Sandy Loam
FSL4 = Fine Sandy Loam +4
FSL8 = Fine Sandy Loam +8
G = Gravel
GL = Gravelly Loam
GL-3 = Gravelly Loam -3
GL4 = Gravelly Loam +4
GL-5 = Gravelly Loam -5
GL8 = Gravelly Loam +8
GSL = Gravelly Sandy Loam
GSL4 = Gravelly Sandy Loam +4
GSL9 = Gravelly Sandy Loam+9
HC = Heavy Clay
HVC = Heavy Clay
L = Loam
L2 = Loam +2
L4 = Loam +4
L5 = Loam +5
LL = Light Loam
LL+3 = Light Loam +3
LL+6 = Light Loam +6
LL-3 = Light Loam -3
LL-5 = Light Loam -5
LL-7 = Light Loam -7
LS = Loamy Sand
LS 6 = Loamy Sand +6
LS-1 = Loamy Sand -1
LS11 = Loamy Sand +11
LS-2 = Loamy Sand -2
LS5 = Loamy Sand +5
LS5 = Loamy Sand +5
S = Sand
SCL = Sandy Clay Loam
SIC = Silty Clay
SICL = Silty Clay Loam
SIL = Silt Loam
SL = Sandy Loam
SL-2 = Sandy Loam -2
SL4 = Sandy Loam +4
SL-4 = Sandy Loam -4
SL8 = Sandy Loam +8
SL-8 = Sandy Loam -8
SL9 = Sandy Loam +9
VFS = Very Fine Sand
VFSL = Very Fine Sandy Loam
VL = Very Fine Sandy Loam
VL4 = Very Fine Sandy Loam +4
VL8 = Very Fine Sandy Loam +8

+ indicates a heavy texture underneath
- indicates a light texture underneath


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