Dickson -- Tennessee State Soil
Dickson Soil Profile
|The Dickson series consists of very deep, moderately
well drained soils that formed in a silty mantle 2 to 4 feet thick and in the underlying
limestone residuum. Most areas of these soils are on nearly level to gently sloping
uplands. The Dickson series is characterized by a firm and brittle fragipan that is 18 to
36 inches below the soil surface.
Dickson soils occur on more than 400,000 acres. Corn and soybeans are the principal row crops. Most pastures support tall fescue and white clover. The mean annual precipitation is about 50 inches, and the mean annual air temperature is about 60 degrees F.
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