The Soil Regions of Wisconsin
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Several efforts have been made to stratify the soils of Wisconsin into general regions based on location (northern, eastern, central, southwestern, southeastern, western) and on broad vegetation cover (forested, prairie) and texture of the soil parent materials (sandy, loamy, silty, silty over rock, etc.). In this chapter, we follow this approach, but in subsequent chapters, our approach examines the distribution of soil taxa (orders, suborders, great groups , subgroups, families, and series) and establishes soil regions based on great groups. Here, we will follow the soil regions from Hole (1976) and modified by Madison and Gundlach (1993) shown in Fig. 2.6.