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Oxisols Map

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Map of where Oxisols are found in the United States.

Oxisols are only on tropical and subtropical islands. Most are infertile. The natural vegetation ranges from tropical rain forests to desert savannas.

Dominant Suborders

Aquox

Aquox are the wet Oxisols. They are rare in the United States and are known to occur only in Puerto Rico or in Hawaii. Curing many seed crops and storage of produce are difficult on these soils.

Torrox

Torrox are the Oxisols of arid regions. Torrox are very rare in the United States.

Udox

Udox are well drained Oxisols with a udic soil moisture regime. They are known to occur only in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam. They have a year-round growing season. The dry period is short enough for rainfed crops to be grown continuously in normal years.

Ustox

Ustox are the Oxisols that have an ustic moisture regime. They are known to occur only in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam. They are moist long enough for one rain-fed crop. Crops are not grown continuously on these soils because there is inadequate moisture for at least 90 days in normal years.