Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota

568 – Zippel very fine sandy loam

Map Unit Setting

  • National map unit symbol: fd2q
  • Elevation: 800 to 1,400 feet
  • Mean annual precipitation: 19-28 inches
  • Mean annual air temperature: 36 to 45 degrees F
  • Frost-free period: 90-140 days
  • Farmland classification: Prime farmland if drained

Map Unit Composition

  • Zippel and similar soils: 85 percent
  • Minor Components: 15 percent

Estimates are based on observations, descriptions, and transects of the mapunit.

Description of Zippel

Setting

  • Landforms: Swales on lake plains, flats on lake plains
  • Down-slope shape: Linear
  • Across-slope shape: Linear
  • Parent material: Glaciolacustrine

Typical Profile

  • Ap – 0 to 7 inches: very fine sandy loam
  • Bg – 7 to 12 inches: very fine sandy loam
  • Cg1…Cg3 – 12 to 60 inches: stratified very fine sand to silt loam
During contest the proposed ploughing depth is 15cm – 19cm, to be confirmed by WPO Head Stewards at first briefing.

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