Multimedia Gallery - Soil of North Carolina Poster
ID # 26
Soil of North Carolina Poster
A poster showing soils representative of the major physiographic regions of North Carolina
Appropriate Grade Level(s)
General Course Areas
- Environmental Science
- Introduction to Soil Science
- Soil Taxonomy and Genesis
This poster displays some of the wide variety of soils that are found across the state of
North Carolina. The name of each soil on the poster represents the name of the soil series,
which is the lowest level in the USDA Soil Taxonomy classification system hierarchy. The soil
series is a group of soils that have similar arrangement of horizons (layers) as well as similar
physical and chemical properties. The unique properties of each soil series give us an
understanding of the soil’s performance or behavior for different land uses.
This poster also displays the different physiographic regions of North Carolina. Each
physiographic region represents large areas that are unique in their landscape, geology,
climate, vegetation, and other natural resource features. The unique features of each region
provide the environmental conditions in which the diversity of the soils of North Carolina
Peer Review: No
Provided By: Dr. David A. Crouse
* David A. Crouse
NC State University - Soil Science
- North Carolina
- soil profile
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