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Noncalcareous Gleys

Noncalcareous Gleys soil profile
Gley soil with very poor drainage and significant peat development on surface often referred to as a peaty gley.

Distribution of Noncalcareous GleysThese soils are naturally poorly drained and largely support grassland-based agricultural enterprises such as the dairy industry in Ayrshire. These soils often require careful management if they are not to be damaged by livestock or machinery.

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