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Soils of the Country




Lowland Soils of the Philippines


Soil Monolith of the Lowland Soils of the Philippines exhibited at the BSWM Soil Museum

  • Awayan Series
    Awayan Series
    Location: PHILRICE Compound, Maligaya, Munoz, Nueva Ecija
    Classification: Ustic Epiaquerts
    Parent Materials: Alluvium deposits
    General Description: Level to nearly level, very poorly drained, is a major lowland soils that has deep heavy clay that are compact, sticky and plastic.
    Major Land Use: Irrigated paddy rice
  • Bantog Series
    Location: Barangay Bantog, San Miguel, Bulacan
    Classification: Aeric Endoaquerts
    Parent Materials: Old Alluvium
    General Description: Broad alluvial plain, nearly level, poorly drained, has no shrinking and swelling properties.
    Major Land Use: Irrigated paddy rice
    Bantog Series
  • Candaba Series
    Candaba Series
    Location: Barangay Bambang, Candaba, Pampanga
    Classification: Udorthentic Pellusterts
    Parent Materials: Alluvium derived from sedimentary
    General Description: Level to nearly level, poorly drained and a major lowland soils
    Major Land Use: Paddy rice
  • Cauayan Series
    Location: Barangay Liberad, Echague, Isabela
    Classification: Plinthic Kanhaplustults
    Parent Materials: Old Alluvium originated from sandstone
    General Description: Undulating to rolling, well drained, has low natural fertility and has excessive drainage in the surface and poor to fair internal drainage.
    Major Land Use: Talahib and grasses
    Cauayan Series
  • Guadalupe Series
    Guadalupe Series
    Location: Sabang, Naic, Cavite
    Classification: Leptic Udic Haplusterts
    Parent Materials: Weathering clay residium and waterlaid tuffaceous materials
    General Description: Level to nearly level, very poorly drained on flat areas, a major lowland soils for rice; cracks when dry and shrinks when wet.
    Major Land Use: Paddy rice
  • Lahar Series
    Location: San Martin, Concepcion, Tarlac
    Classification: Typic Ustifluvents
    Parent Materials: Decite, pumice, sand and ashes
    General Description: Level to nearly level, excessively drained, low readily available nutrients
    Major Land Use: Talahib and grasses
    Lahar Series
  • Maligaya Series
    Maligaya Series
    Location: PHILRICE Compound, Maligaya, Munoz, Nueva Ecija
    Classification: Ustic Epiaquerts
    Parent Materials: Alluvial deposits
    General Description: Level to nearly level, very poorly drained, is a major lowland soils that has deep heavy clay that are compact sticky and plastic
    Major Land Use: Irrigated paddy rice
  • Moncada Series
    Location: Sitio Mascota, Capaoayan, Moncada, Tarlac
    Classification: Typic Haplustalfs
    Parent Materials: Recent shallow residium
    General Description: Alluvial plain, moderately well drained, a major lowland soil
    Major Land Use: Paddy rice irrigated and diversified crops
    Moncada Series
  • Paoay Series
    Paoay Series
    Location: Sitio Taknir, Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte
    Classification: Aquic Ustipsamments
    Parent Materials: Dune Sand
    General Description: Undulating, excessively drained, have sandy profiles, very low available soil nutrients
    Major Land Use: Grasses, agoho and bamboo trees
  • Prensa Series
    Location: Barangay Bantog, San Miguel, Bulacan
    Classification: Aeric Endoaquerts
    Parent Materials: Old Alluvium
    General Description: Broad alluvial plain, nearly level, poorly drained, has no shrinking and swelling properties
    Major Land Use: Irrigated paddy rice
    Prensa Series
  • Quinga (San Felipe, Isabela) Series
    Quinga (San Felipe, Isabela) Series
    Location: CVIARC Compound, San Felipe, Isabela
    Classification: Typic Paleudalfs
    Parent Materials: Recent Alluvium
    General Description: Recent alluvium, level to nearly level, well-drained, a major lowland soils
    Major Land Use: Corn/diversified crops
  • Quingua (Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya) Series
    Location: NVIST, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
    Classification: Typic Hapludalfs
    Parent Materials: Alluvium
    General Description: River terraces/Levees, nearly level to gently sloping, well drained, a major lowland soils
    Major Land Use: Vegetable/diversified crops
    Quingua (Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya) Series
  • Quingua (Bongabong, Nueva Ecija) Series
    Quingua (Bongabong, Nueva Ecija) Series
    Location: Bongabong, Nueva Ecija
    Classification: Typic Hapludalfs
    Parent Materials: Alluvium
    General Description: Recent terraces/levees, nearly level to gently sloping well-drained, a major lowland soil
    Major Land Use: Vegetables/diversified
  • Ramos Series
    Location: Lot 86B Mortico West, La Paz, Tarlac
    Classification: Aquic Ustropepts
    Parent Materials: Recent Alluvium
    General Description: Recent alluvium, level to nearly level, somewhat poorly drained, has low to medium natural fertility
    Major Land Use: Sugarcane
    Ramos Series
  • San Miguel Series
    San Miguel Series
    Location: Barangay Lusok, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija
    Classification: Fluvents Ustropepts
    Parent Materials: Alluvium
    General Description: Recent alluvium, well drained, major alluvial plains and river terraces
    Major Land Use: Onions and paddy rice

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