Batang Merbau Series

Soil developed on quartz mica schist; yellowish brown (10YR 5/4, 5/6, 5/8) to brown (10YR 5/2,5/4); medium sandy clay; weak to moderate, fine to medium subangular blocky; friable; deep; well drained; occurs on undulating to steep terrains; cation exchange capacity < 5cmol(+) per kg. soil; low base saturation; diagnostic argillic horizon.

Occurance

Soil Classification

FAO Unesco Revised Legend:
Haplic Acrisol

USDA Soil Taxonomy:
Clayey, kaolinitic, isohypherthermic, Typic Paleudult

Soil Suitability Class

2n
2g
3g
3G
5G

Major Limitation

Moderate level of nutrient contents and terrains

Crop Suitability

Suitable for most perennial crops; short term crops are only moderately suitable on rolling terrain.

Batang Merbau