Soil inventory of Capps Forestland, Westminster, SC

J. Capps
E. Mikhailova


The objectives of this study were to conduct a soil inventory of Capps Forestland in Westminster, SC, using Web Soil Survey, to collect soil samples, to analyze collected soil samples in the Clemson University Agricultural Service Laboratory, and to interpret the results for management recommendations. Two soil map units found on the property: Hayesville and Cecil fine sandy loams (15-25% slope), and Hayesville and Cecil fine sandy loams (25-45% slope) all belong to the soil order of Ultisols. The dominant soil type present was Hayesville and Cecil fine sandy loams (15-25% slope), (Fine, kaolonitic, mesic Typic Kanhapludults). All soils are not prime farmland. All soils are having tree site index of 85 feet for Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.). Soil samples were collected from each soil type and then analyzed to determine the soil chemical and physical properties. Soil nutrient analysis recommendations are discussed in terms of establishing Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.), and fruit orchard while minimizing environmental impact.