Narragansett -- Rhode Island State Soil
Narragansett Soil Profile
|Narragansett soils occur on 12,000 acres in Rhode
Island and also occur in the adjacent states of Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are
productive agricultural soils. Silage corn, hay, and vegetables are the principal crops.
Oaks, white pine, and beech are the most common forest species. Some areas are used for
residential development. The name Narragansett is derived from a small
community in southern Rhode Island.
The Narragansett series consists of well drained, loamy soils that formed in friable glacial till mantled with silty material. These soils are on uplands. The average annual precipitation ranges from 40 to 50 inches. The average annual temperature is 45 to 52 degrees F.
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