Downer (soil)

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Downer is the New Jersey state soil. The Downer has four soil horizons:

  • Surface Layer: dark grayish brown loamy sand
  • Subsurface layer: grayish brown sandy loam
  • Subsoil - upper: yellowish brown gravelly sandy loam
  • Subsoil - lower: yellowish brown sand and coarse sand

The Downer Series was established in 1960 in Gloucester County.

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