Using Soils Information
Learn how soil types affect the quality and price of land. You
will get an overview of soil maps, topography, different types of
erosion, drainage, and climate. Links to extension services and other
outside websites are included. These links give state data and other
information that can be useful for applying soil information to your area.
Another topic covered is the corn suitability rating, a measurement that
can be used to indicate the quality of land. This module explains what the
CSR is, how to find it for your area, and what you gain from it that
you don't get from yield information. The soil productivity approach to yields is also covered in this lesson using historical yield data in Iowa.