Provincial Soil

PEI is famous for its red soil

The Charlottetown soil is the main soil of Prince Edward Island, accounting for roughly 470,000 acres of land. It has a sandy texture, is well drained and is very suitable for farming. The redness of the soil is due to the high iron-oxide (rust) content.

Designating a provincial soil respects the need to protect, preserve, and maintain the sustainability of our soil as a vital and non-renewable resource.

The designation of provincial soils in each province is an initiative of the Canadian Society of Soil Science.

Farm field with red soil

Published date: 
August 1, 2015
Executive Council

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Executive Council
5th Floor, Shaw Building 
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000, 
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4501
Fax: (902) 368-4416

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