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Soil Information

Soil is the underlying factor in Iowa crop production and land use. Soils have many uses, but not all soils are equally adapted to each use. Some soils are suitable for several purposes and are in high demand. For example, highly productive agricultural land often provides the easiest and cheapest sites for building houses and roads.  Data related to the agricultural uses of Iowa land.

Information about soil fertility can be found at the ISU Agronomy Extension Soil Fertility Web site.

Information on soil management and conservation practices.

Publications
To find publications related to soils, visit the ISU Extension Distribution Center Online Store of Educational Materials

The Integrated Crop Management Newsletter offers current crop production information.