The State Soil of Maryland



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Sassafras Soil Profile

  • Surface layer: dark brown sandy loam
  • Subsoil – upper: strong brown sandy clay loam
  • Subsoil – lower: strong brown sandy loam
    Substratum: brownish yellow loamy sand




Established in 1901, the Sassafras series was one of the first
soil series in the early days of soil survey activities in the U.S. It
is one of the oldest soil series in the U.S. It is designated as a
Benchmark and Hall of Fame soil series, which is a recognition
of its historical significance in the evolution of soil science in the
U.S. These soils are mapped on nearly 500,000 acres in
Maryland.




The Sassafras series consists of very deep, well drained,
moderately permeable soils formed in sandy marine and old
alluvial sediments of the Coastal Plain. These soils are
categorized as prime farmland, which means that they are
among the most productive soils in the state for agriculture and
forestry, in addition to being one of the soils best suited to
construction, onsite effluent disposal, and recreational development.



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APA style
State Soil of Maryland. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 15:34, October 23, 2017, from https://statereports.com/md_state_soil/
MLA style
classbrain, “State Soil of Maryland.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 18:59 UTC. . 23 Oct 2017 <https://statereports.com/md_state_soil/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'State Soil of Maryland', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 December 2014, 18:59 UTC, <https://statereports.com/md_state_soil/> [accessed 23 October 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “State Soil of Maryland.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/md_state_soil/ [accessed October 23, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, State Soil of Maryland [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 18:59 UTC [cited 2017 Oct 23]. Available from: https://statereports.com/md_state_soil/.
Bluebook style
State Soil of Maryland, https://statereports.com/md_state_soil/ (last visited Oct. 23, 2017).
AMA style
classbrain, State Soil of Maryland. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 18:59 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/md_state_soil/. Accessed October 23, 2017.