The State Soil of Arizona



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Casa Grande Soil Profile

  • Surface layer: light brown, saline-sodic fine sandy loam
  • Subsoil – upper: reddish brown, saline-sodic sandy clay loam
  • Subsoil – lower: light reddish brown, saline-sodic clay loam




The Casa Grande series was first identified in 1936. It is named after the city of Casa Grande and the nearby Casa Grande National Monument, home of a large earthen building constructed by the Hohokam Indians nearly 1,000 years ago. The Spanish words “Casa Grande” mean “Big House.” The Indians used irrigation to remove excess salts from Casa Grande soils and raised cotton, grain, and vegetables on these productive soils, much as farmers do today.




The Casa Grande series consists of very deep, well-drained,
saline-sodic soils on fan terraces and relict basin floors. These soils formed in alluvium derived from granite, rhyolite, andesite, quartzite, and some limestone and basalt. Slopes generally are 0 to 5 percent. The climate is hot and arid.



Casa Grande soils have a known distribution of about 275,000
acres and a probable distribution of several million acres throughout central and southwestern Arizona.



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State Soil of Arizona. (2014, April 9). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 04:26, February 26, 2020, from https://statereports.com/az_state_soil/
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Citation styles

APA style
State Soil of Arizona. (2014, April 9). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 04:26, February 26, 2020, from https://statereports.com/az_state_soil/
MLA style
classbrain, “State Soil of Arizona.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 9 April 2014, 16:27 UTC. . 26 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/az_state_soil/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'State Soil of Arizona', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 9 April 2014, 16:27 UTC, <https://statereports.com/az_state_soil/> [accessed 26 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “State Soil of Arizona.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/az_state_soil/ [accessed February 26, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, State Soil of Arizona [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 April 9, 16:27 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: https://statereports.com/az_state_soil/.
Bluebook style
State Soil of Arizona, https://statereports.com/az_state_soil/ (last visited Feb. 26, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, State Soil of Arizona. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. April 9, 2014, 16:27 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/az_state_soil/. Accessed February 26, 2020.