The soil series found in the Pontotoc Ridge includes:
GREENVILLE -- red upland soils, with red clay subsoil
ORANGEBURG -- gray to orange-red upland soil, with red, friable subsoil
RUSTON -- grayish brown upland soil with brownish-red mottled subsoil
PHEBA -- grayish-brown upland soil with yellow, silty clay subsoil
SUSQUEHANNA -- gray to brownish-colored upland soil, with gray to red mottled sticky clay subsoil
MYATT -- gray terrace soil, with whitish, pebbly subsoil
KALMIA -- grayish-brown terrace soil with yellow subsoil
CAHABA -- brown terrace soil, with yellowish-red subsoil
COLLINS -- brown to light-gray alluvial bottom soil, with light gray pebbly subsoil
OCHLOCKONEE -- brown alluvial bottom soil, with yellow and gray mottled subsoil
In the Flatwoods area the soil series includes:
LUFKIN --gray to brown Flatwoods upland soil, with gray to yellowish brown subsoil, and PHEBA, MYATT, KALMIA, OCHLOCKONEE, and COLLINS, which are the same for this area as the Pontotoc Ridge.
In the Prairie area the soil series includes:
HOUSTON -- Black Prairie upland soil with yellow, gray, or greenish colored subsoil
SUMPTER -- yellow-brown upland soil with greenish yellow subsoil
OKTIBBEHA -- Red Prairie or Post Oak, a reddish brown soil with mottled subsoil
The PHEBA, MYATT, KALMIA, BLACK ALLUVIAL, CATALPA-BROWN ALLUVIAL are the same types of soil in this as in the other regions of the county. (1)
(1) Dr. Clarence Dorman, State College, Miss.
J. C. Scott, appraiser for Federal Land Bank, New Orleans, La.
J. H. Brooks, junior soil conservationist, Pontotoc, Miss.