The Willamette Valley’s official soil is Jory! This recognition formally highlights the significant role it plays in Oregon’s diverse landscape. The Jory soil is recognizable by its red coloring and can be found in nine western Oregon counties on over 300,000 acres and counting. While the Jory soil is only found in western Oregon, the soil developed mainly on Columbia River Basalt bedrock, originating from eastern Oregon lava flows. These weather formations of the basalt uplands produced its deep, well-drained, rich, red characteristics. The volcanic soil properties give the Jory soil gold stars for producing a wide variety of crops, orchards, vineyards, and more.
Joy to Jory
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