Agricultural Service Laboratory
Clemson University
Cooperative Extension Service
2007 Soil Summary


Table 1. Total Number of Samples Analyzed
Table 2. Total Number of Samples Analyzed by Month
Table 3. Crop Groups
Table 4. County Groups
Table 5. pH Values
Table 6. P, K, Ca, and Mg Ratings
Table 7. Zn, Mn, and B Levels
Table 8. Samples Analyzed for sulfate sulfur
Table 9. Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) Values
Table 10. Percent Base Saturation Values
Table 11. Total Analyses Including County and Research Samples
Table 12. Total per Crop Analyzed for County and Account Samples

Table 1. Total Number of Samples Analyzed.

 

Sample Number
Totals

Large Area
Crop Codes

Small Area
Crop Codes

Diagnostic
Reports

  Counties

Abbeville

431

213

43

175

Aiken

1101

388

699

14

Allendale

328

309

19

0

Anderson

636

324

312

0

Bamberg

559

509

49

1

Barnwell

338

269

69

0

Beaufort

890

149

739

2

Berkeley

555

188

355

12

Calhoun

493

441

42

10

Charleston

1503

229

1202

72

Cherokee

218

132

86

0

Chester

385

302

83

0

Chesterfield

505

443

57

5

Clarendon

1715

1603

107

5

Colleton

610

428

174

8

Darlington

1181

974

206

1

Dillon

304

238

66

0

Dorchester

196

112

72

12

Edgefield

214

190

24

0

Fairfield

184

134

50

0

Florence

803

457

340

6

Georgetown

897

350

542

5

Greenville

1332

355

976

1

Greenwood

568

206

362

0

Hampton

786

693

93

0

Horry

1594

691

881

22

Jasper

223

113

110

0

Kershaw

1013

739

235

39

Lancaster

254

169

85

0

Laurens

457

361

90

6

Lee

1663

1619

43

1

Lexington

2053

872

1122

59

Marion

341

310

29

2

Marlboro

636

607

29

0

McCormick

74

46

26

2

Newberry

435

313

122

0

Oconee

386

206

178

2

Orangeburg

631

469

160

2

Pickens

329

115

214

0

Richland

1472

320

1150

2

Saluda

478

413

59

6

Spartanburg

730

264

466

0

Sumter

1746

1169

515

62

Union

173

85

87

1

Williamsburg

604

578

25

1

York

550

362

187

1

Prepaid

944

479

446

19

Accounts

3708

870

699

2139

SubTotal

37226

20806

13725

2695

Research

1340

685

184

471

Plant Problem Clinic

0

0

0

0

Checks & Blanks

1185

8

3

1174

Total Samples Analyzed

39751

21499

13912

4340

 

Table 2. Total Number of Samples Analyzed by Month.

 

Month

Samples

January

5128

Feburary

5217

March

6617

April

3411

May

2546

June

2250

July

1425

August

1923

September

2212

October

4005

November

1825

December

3239

Total

39798

 

Table 3. Crop Groups Used in Summarizing Soil Analysis Data.

Az/Rhod/Cam
    
096 Azalea,Rhod,Camellia(sq ft)
Az/Rhod/Cam (large)
    
109 Azalea,Rhod,Camellia(acre)
Canola
    
104 Canola
Corn/Sorghum
    
020 Corn
    
022 Corn - Irrigated
    
023 Corn for Silage
    
025 Grain Sorghum
    
024 Sorghum for Silage
    
019 Soybeans/Sorghum-Silage
    
027 Sugarcane
    
026 Sweet Sorghum
Cotton
    
001 Cotton
Crop Rotations
    
021 Corn in Rotation
    
030 Small Grain in Rotation
Diagnostic
    
000 Diagnostic
Forage Legumes
    
050 Alfalfa
    
005 Annual Legume/Sum Grass
    
006 Annual Legume/Win Grass
    
007 Annual Legumes
    
010 Common Lespedeza
    
037 Grass-Clover Pasture
    
011 Sericea Lespedeza
Forages
    
033 Bahiagrass Pasture
    
036 Bermuda/Bahiagrass-Hay
    
034 Bermudagrass Pasture
    
035 Bermudagrass, Estab.
    
031 Fescue,CoolSeasonPasture
    
032 Orchardgrass
Fruits/Nuts
    
080 Apples
    
082 Blueberries(acre)
    
084 Grapes(Bunch/Muscadine)
    
013 Kiwi
    
085 Nectarines
    
086 Peaches
    
081 Pears
    
088 Pecans
    
087 Plums
    
074 Strawberries(acre)
General Turf
    
093 Carpetgrass(sq ft)
    
094 Centipedegrass(sq ft)
    
044 CoolSeasonGrsMaint(sq ft)
    
119 St. Augustinegrass(sq ft)
    
047 Turf Establishment(sq ft)
    
048 WarmSeasonGrsMaint(sq ft)
General Turf (large)
    
106 Carpetgrass(acre-clay)
    
106 Carpetgrass(acre-sand)
    
107 Centipedegrass(acre-clay)
    
107 Centipedegrass(acre-sand)
    
112 CoolSeasonGrsMaint(acre)
    
105 StAugustineGrs(acre-clay)
    
105 StAugustineGrs(acre-sand)
    
113 Turf Establishment(acre)
    
114 WarmSeasonGrsMaint(acre)
Home Garden
    
090 Home Garden (Inorganic)
    
091 Home Garden (Organic)
Home Orchards
    
205 Apple Trees
    
202 Blackberries
    
203 Blueberries(sq ft)
    
206 Fig Trees
    
204 Grapes
    
089 Home Orchards
    
208 Peach Trees
    
207 Pear Trees
    
210 Pecan Trees
    
209 Plum Trees
    
201 Strawberries(sq ft)
Ornamentals
    
017 Annual Flowers/Roses(sq ft)
    
018 Ornamental/Shade Trees
    
016 Perennial Flowers(sq ft)
    
015 Shrubs(sq ft)
Ornamentals (large)
    
108 Annual Flowers/Roses(acre)
    
110 Perennial Flowers(acre)
    
117 Shrubs(acre)
Roadside Turf
    
045 Roadside Turf Estab.
    
046 Roadside Turf Maint.
Small Grain
    
029 Small Grain
Soybeans/Peanuts
    
008 Peanuts
    
004 Soybeans
    
028 Sunflowers
Speciality Turf
    
040 Athletic Fields
    
042 Bentgrass Golf Green(acre)
    
111 Bentgrass Golf Green(sq ft)
    
043 BermudaGolfGrn/Tee(acre)
    
118 BermudaGolfGrn/Tee(sq ft)
    
041 Golf Fairway
Temporary Grazing
    
039 Temp Annual Graze-Sum
    
038 Temp Annual Graze-Winter
Tobacco
    
099 Tobacco
Tobacco Bed
    
098 Tobacco Bed
Tomato (Costal)
    
078 Tomato(Coastal Plain)
Tomato (Piedmont)
    
077 Tomato(Short Stake,Pied)
Trees
    
092 Christmas Trees
Truck Crops
    
051 Asparagus, Establishment
    
066 Asparagus, Maintenance
    
060 Beets
    
061 Broccoli
    
062 Cabbage
    
052 Cantaloupes
    
063 Carrots
    
079 Cauliflower
    
064 Collards
    
053 Cucumbers
    
065 Eggplant
    
067 Green Onions
    
072 Greens
    
095 Irish Potatoes
    
054 Lettuce
    
055 Lima Beans
    
056 Okra
    
068 Onions
    
069 Pepper
    
070 Pole Beans
    
014 Pumpkins
    
057 Snapbeans
    
073 Southern Peas
    
071 Spinach
    
058 Squash
    
075 Sweet Corn
    
076 Sweet Potatoes
    
059 Watermelons
Wildlife
    
103 Grass/Legume-Wildlife
    
101 Grasses for Wildlife
    
102 Legumes for Wildlife

Table 4. County Groups County Groups by Soil Type.

Piedmont
    
Abbeville
    
Anderson
    
Cherokee
    
Chester
    
Edgefield
    
Fairfield
    
Greenville
    
Greenwood
    
Lancaster
    
Laurens
    
McCormick
    
Newberry
    
Oconee
    
Pickens
    
Saluda
    
Spartanburg
    
Union
    
York
Sandhills
    
Aiken
    
Chesterfield
    
Kershaw
    
Lexington
    
Richland
Costal Plains
    
Allendale
    
Bamberg
    
Barnwell
    
Calhoun
    
Clarendon
    
Darlington
    
Dillon
    
Florence
    
Lee
    
Marion
    
Marlboro
    
Orangeburg
    
Sumter
Lower Costal Plains
    
Beaufort
    
Berkeley
    
Charleston
    
Colleton
    
Dorchester
    
Georgetown
    
Hampton
    
Horry
    
Jasper
    
Williamsburg

Table 5. Samples Analyzed According to Soil pH and by Crop Group and Soil Type.

COSTAL PLAINS
Soil pH Range

Crop

Total

<5.0

5.1-5.5

5.6-6.0

6.1-6.5

6.6-7.0

>7.0

Az/Rhod/Cam

114

21

33

27

16

11

6

Az/Rhod/Cam (large)

3

2

0

1

0

0

0

Canola

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Corn/Sorghum

3863

46

408

1506

1404

434

65

Cotton

2334

5

108

792

1061

335

33

Crop Rotations

1290

37

316

658

239

38

2

Diagnostic

74

1

21

16

22

10

4

Forage Legumes

58

13

14

16

7

6

2

Forages

831

39

151

269

214

107

51

Fruits/Nuts

66

3

15

22

19

2

5

General Turf

1036

125

329

311

175

81

15

General Turf (large)

91

17

22

33

11

5

3

Home Garden

562

37

113

154

112

84

62

Home Orchards

96

13

31

23

10

16

3

Ornamentals

557

76

180

99

97

79

26

Ornamentals (large)

43

8

3

11

5

13

3

Roadside Turf

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Small Grain

843

40

221

333

189

43

17

Soybeans/Peanuts

3342

46

465

1358

1130

306

37

Speciality Turf

91

5

26

34

19

7

0

Temporary Grazing

71

6

4

23

29

8

1

Tobacco

224

1

38

104

69

12

0

Tobacco Bed

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tomato (Costal)

38

3

4

12

9

6

4

Tomato (Piedmont)

9

1

2

1

1

1

3

Trees

10

0

4

5

1

0

0

Truck Crops

384

22

69

121

106

42

24

Wildlife

329

79

92

64

57

28

9

Total

16359

646

2669

5993

5002

1674

375

LOWER COSTAL PLAINS
Soil pH Range

Crop

Total

<5.0

5.1-5.5

5.6-6.0

6.1-6.5

6.6-7.0

>7.0

Az/Rhod/Cam

408

38

62

73

71

74

90

Az/Rhod/Cam (large)

7

0

1

2

1

1

2

Canola

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

Corn/Sorghum

1259

81

269

492

317

85

15

Cotton

328

4

34

125

149

16

0

Crop Rotations

176

12

39

85

37

3

0

Diagnostic

97

13

25

18

23

14

4

Forage Legumes

132

26

20

32

27

21

6

Forages

547

70

155

171

82

49

20

Fruits/Nuts

123

8

29

46

30

7

3

General Turf

2629

220

538

554

501

421

395

General Turf (large)

76

10

12

24

15

6

9

Home Garden

846

59

121

159

142

170

195

Home Orchards

231

31

58

55

40

23

24

Ornamentals

1894

172

265

298

297

354

508

Ornamentals (large)

34

2

7

6

0

4

15

Roadside Turf

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Small Grain

300

27

92

111

50

6

14

Soybeans/Peanuts

1059

47

182

436

317

71

6

Speciality Turf

256

10

37

73

66

41

29

Temporary Grazing

79

17

28

19

10

2

3

Tobacco

77

5

21

28

18

5

0

Tobacco Bed

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

Tomato (Costal)

52

1

9

10

16

9

7

Tomato (Piedmont)

3

0

0

1

1

1

0

Trees

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Truck Crops

259

22

51

73

58

34

21

Wildlife

644

147

139

166

110

57

25

Total

11519

1023

2195

3057

2378

1474

1392

PIEDMONT
Soil pH Range

Crop

Total

<5.0

5.1-5.5

5.6-6.0

6.1-6.5

6.6-7.0

>7.0

Az/Rhod/Cam

147

15

27

34

31

23

17

Az/Rhod/Cam (large)

4

0

0

2

1

1

0

Canola

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Corn/Sorghum

323

27

54

90

89

50

13

Cotton

121

16

22

40

34

9

0

Crop Rotations

22

1

4

8

2

5

2

Diagnostic

181

6

93

37

26

17

2

Forage Legumes

177

7

43

64

31

26

6

Forages

2882

141

721

982

670

258

110

Fruits/Nuts

184

17

36

56

45

19

11

General Turf

2322

166

585

725

446

272

128

General Turf (large)

33

3

5

9

9

5

2

Home Garden

1063

40

168

233

225

218

179

Home Orchards

165

7

32

69

33

19

5

Ornamentals

1073

85

217

268

209

150

144

Ornamentals (large)

85

3

7

33

22

17

3

Roadside Turf

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Small Grain

199

32

52

57

39

18

1

Soybeans/Peanuts

144

24

29

30

29

25

7

Speciality Turf

153

17

19

56

46

12

3

Temporary Grazing

230

15

54

83

58

19

1

Tobacco

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tobacco Bed

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tomato (Costal)

2

0

1

0

1

0

0

Tomato (Piedmont)

45

1

8

9

11

14

2

Trees

18

1

6

9

2

0

0

Truck Crops

85

5

12

22

18

18

10

Wildlife

863

60

270

212

135

127

59

Total

10521

689

2465

3128

2212

1322

705

SANDHILL
Soil pH Range

Crop

Total

<5.0

5.1-5.5

5.6-6.0

6.1-6.5

6.6-7.0

>7.0

Az/Rhod/Cam

205

27

55

50

35

25

13

Az/Rhod/Cam (large)

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Canola

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Corn/Sorghum

406

24

86

125

105

49

17

Cotton

7

0

0

1

3

2

1

Crop Rotations

101

9

39

35

16

2

0

Diagnostic

102

28

40

13

15

4

2

Forage Legumes

60

4

13

19

11

6

7

Forages

1220

129

286

386

243

141

35

Fruits/Nuts

49

4

6

13

16

8

2

General Turf

2359

263

615

693

486

213

89

General Turf (large)

62

10

22

15

10

3

2

Home Garden

736

41

107

167

141

127

153

Home Orchards

114

15

27

46

15

8

3

Ornamentals

1119

155

270

258

197

146

93

Ornamentals (large)

38

3

3

13

15

2

2

Roadside Turf

5

2

0

2

1

0

0

Small Grain

134

13

44

46

24

2

5

Soybeans/Peanuts

304

10

75

100

59

40

20

Speciality Turf

180

12

30

63

40

21

14

Temporary Grazing

114

4

20

50

24

14

2

Tobacco

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tobacco Bed

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tomato (Costal)

15

2

3

2

3

3

2

Tomato (Piedmont)

9

0

1

2

3

2

1

Trees

2

0

1

1

0

0

0

Truck Crops

756

25

27

81

181

375

67

Wildlife

540

81

159

181

77

36

6

Total

8638

862

1929

2362

1720

1229

536

Table 6. P, K, Ca, and Mg Ratings.

COSTAL PLAINS

P Ratings

K Ratings

Ca Ratings

Mg Ratings

Crop

Total

VL

L

M

H

VH

  

VL

L

M

H

VH

  

VL

L

M

H

VH

  

VL

L

M

H

VH

Az/Rhod/Cam

114

2

25

24

32

31

  

4

55

48

5

2

  

3

11

30

45

25

  

0

8

16

90

0

Az/Rhod/Cam (large)

3

0

0

0

1

2

  

0

2

1

0

0

  

0

1

1

1

0

  

0

0

1

2

0

Canola

0

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

Corn/Sorghum

3863

23

224

848

1531

1237

  

12

308

1589

1347

607

  

29

264

1553

1913

104

  

2

69

374

3418

0

Cotton

2334

2

49

340

1003

940

  

0

130

908

858

438

  

5

90

996

1205

38

  

1

23

228

2082

0

Crop Rotations

1290

1

54

309

542

384

  

1

78

392

375

444

  

7

81

491

687

24

  

0

18

127

1145

0

Diagnostic

74

0

5

16

23

30

  

1

17

51

5

0

  

1

21

30

13

9

  

0

1

9

64

0

Forage Legumes

58

12

14

10

13

9

  

8

21

22

4

3

  

12

10

20

15

1

  

0

13

10

35

0

Forages

831

22

108

195

307

199

  

88

290

318

83

52

  

42

117

304

321

47

  

7

58

111

655

0

Fruits/Nuts

66

1

1

8

28

28

  

1

17

28

8

12

  

2

6

17

28

13

  

0

2

7

57

0

General Turf

1036

54

271

281

283

147

  

36

439

463

72

26

  

47

132

335

417

105

  

1

69

138

828

0

General Turf (large)

91

3

14

22

37

15

  

5

24

42

17

3

  

4

20

36

21

10

  

0

10

23

58

0

Home Garden

562

4

48

66

112

332

  

12

130

277

77

66

  

22

39

140

185

176

  

0

26

70

466

0

Home Orchards

96

5

4

20

34

33

  

6

34

41

11

4

  

7

13

31

28

17

  

0

11

11

74

0

Ornamentals

557

23

97

103

159

175

  

23

256

218

37

23

  

16

73

122

193

153

  

1

38

81

437

0

Ornamentals (large)

43

3

4

6

12

18

  

0

18

18

3

4

  

0

9

7

4

23

  

0

0

5

38

0

Roadside Turf

0

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

Small Grain

843

13

61

143

322

304

  

9

93

273

215

253

  

17

58

261

476

31

  

2

26

66

749

0

Soybeans/Peanuts

3342

14

179

694

1373

1082

  

5

234

1259

1167

677

  

14

234

1385

1636

73

  

1

45

332

2964

0

Speciality Turf

91

0

8

10

34

39

  

0

41

41

6

3

  

1

8

43

36

3

  

0

2

9

80

0

Temporary Grazing

71

4

4

12

36

15

  

5

19

36

6

5

  

5

8

31

26

1

  

1

4

7

59

0

Tobacco

224

0

7

22

106

89

  

0

24

94

75

31

  

1

20

129

74

0

  

0

8

37

179

0

Tobacco Bed

0

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

  

0

0

0

0

0

Tomato (Costal)

38

0

3

2

11

22

  

1

10

20

4

3

  

0

4

9

16

9

  

0

1

5

32

0

Tomato (Piedmont)

9

1

1

0

0

7

  

0

1

5

1

2

  

1

0

1

3

4

  

0

0

1

8

0

Trees

10

0

0

3

5

2

  

1

4

4

0

1

  

1

1

2

5

1

  

0

1

1

8

0

Truck Crops

384

6

22

51

155

150

  

8

103

132

96

45

  

13

38

152

153

28

  

0

25

58

301

0

Wildlife

329

44

131

81

56

17

  

46

141

111

19

12

  

70

67

90

94

8

  

7

64

68

190

0

Total

16359

237

1334

3266

6215

5307

  

272

2489

6391

4491

2716

  

320

1325

6216

7595

903

  

23

522

1795

14019

0

LOWER COSTAL PLAINS

P Ratings

K Ratings

Ca Ratings

Mg Ratings

Crop

Total

VL

L

M

H

VH

  

VL

L

M

H

VH

  

VL

L

M

H

VH

  

VL

L

M

H

VH

Az/Rhod/Cam

408

13

35

60

94

206

  

9

157

180

36

26

  

5

12

33

122

236

  

0

7

28

373

0

Az/Rhod/Cam (large)

7

0

0

0

1

6

  

0

1

2

0

4

  

0

0

0

1

6

  

0

0

0

7

0

Canola

1

0

0

1

0

0

  

0

1

0

0

0

  

0

0

1

0

0

  

0

0

0

1

0

Corn/Sorghum

1259

48

172

308

409

322

  

20

233

602

281

123

  

53

164

552

436

54

  

0

81

189

987

2

Cotton

328

0

10

65

160

93

  

4

28

161

104

31

  

6

25

149

147

1

  

0

9

46

273

0

Crop Rotations

176

5

15

19

73

64

  

2

15

77

60

22

  

2

12

75

84

3

  

0

5

22

149

0

Diagnostic

97

8

7

5

15

62

  

2

22

36

28

9

  

5

10

21

52

9

  

0

5

14

78

0

Forage Legumes

132

5

25

30

42

30

  

12

45

65

8

2

  

6

17

40

54

15

  

0

7

16

109

0

Forages

547

19

136

125

162

105

  

32

248

181

52

34

  

31

104

200

168

44

  

0

34

111

402

0

Fruits/Nuts

123

2

7

23

31

60

  

6

25

54

24

14

  

4

15

25

52

27

  

0

6

18

99

0

General Turf

2629

91

368

542

688

940

  

82

897

1197

318

135

  

49

147

362

998

1073

  

4

84

289

2252

0

General Turf (large)

76

5

15

14

15

27

  

6

21

37

4

8

  

2

7

22

25

20

  

0

3

19

54

0

Home Garden

846

21

61

85

119

560

  

13

190

343

138

162

  

16

51

107

195

477

  

0

33

71

742

0

Home Orchards

231

2

30

34

53

112

  

13

74

97

24

23

  

16

25

32

75

83

  

0

14

29

188

0

Ornamentals

1894

75

206

273

433

907

  

90

785

713

165

141

  

39

77

205

483

1090

  

0

63

188

1643

0

Ornamentals (large)

34