Provincial soil – Orthic Black Chernozem

Orthic Black Chernozem commonly called Newdale soil became the official soil of Manitoba in June 2010. The soil is rich in organic matter, located near the surface and is black in colour. Manitoba has more Black Chernozems than any other province.

The Coat of Arms, Emblems and the Manitoba Tartan Act: http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/c150e.php

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