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Boorowa 

Property “Geegullalong”

“Geegullalong” is located 11km north of Boorowa on the Lachlan valley way and is part of Merryville merino stud managed by George and Wal Merriman. Apart from stud merinos we are a commercial wool growing business plus Angus and poll Hereford cattle and prime lambs. The soil moisture probe is located on the mid slope of granite based country and is now part of an internal laneway system.

Annual rainfall: 613mm

Altitude: 565mm

Soil type: Parna overlying granite

(refer to Soil section for further detail)

Pasture type: introduced

(refer to Pasture section for further detail)

INTERACTIVE GRAPH

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Landscape

Undulating low hills with long gentle hillslopes; minimal rock outcrop; drains to shallow depressions and swales. Free draining site, short periods of saturation after extended rainfall events. Altitude 565m; slope 2-3%.

 

Vegetation

Grassy open woodland with red gum (E. blakeleyi), yellow box (E. melliodora) and white box (E. albens).

Soil 

Summary morphology

Acidic, texture contrast soil with a red coloured, moderately structured light clay subsoil. The upper horizon is a light reddish  brown, massive  silty loam.

Aust. soil classification

Haplic, mesotrophic red Kurosol

Factual key

Dr2.21

Soil landscape

Binalong[1]

 

 

Profile morphology

Horizon

A1

B1

B21

B22

Depth (cm)

0-3

3-30

30-65

65-90+

Texture

Silty loam

Silty loam

Light clay

Medium clay

pH (field)

4.5

4.5

5.0

5.5

Pasture

Cocksfoot and sub clover base with annual grasses.

Paddock History

Cocksfoot and sub clover base with annual grasses.

 

Livestock/grazing

The site gets occasionally grazed when stock are mustered via the laneway.

[1] Hird, C. (1989) Soil Landscapes of the Goulburn 1:250,000 Sheet. Soil Conservation Service of NSW