Honeoye -- New York State Soil
Honeoye Soil Profile
|The word Honeoye is from the Iroquois
Hay-e-a-yeah. Legend indicates that a Seneca brave was bitten by a
rattlesnake, had to cut off the bitten finger, and later described the location of the
incident as the place where the finger lies.
Honeoye soils are used for corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, vegetables, alfalfa, grass pasture and hay, and grape and apple orchards. Woodlots contain sugar maple, white ash, red and white oak, hickory, and associated species. These productive soils occur on about 500,000 acres in New York.
Honeoye soils are fertile, have a high base saturation throughout, and are slightly acid at the surface and neutral in the subsoil.
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