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A study of soil types in relation to utilization and management

Author:
Weir, W.W.
Source:
Agronomy journal 1926 v.18 no.12 pp. 1067-1075
ISSN:
0002-1962
Subject:
field crops, crop yield, soil classification, soil types, Indiana
Abstract:
In this paper are reported the results of a field survey covering six counties in north-central Indiana, made with a view, primarily, to studying the relation of soil types to crop production. The facts collected in this survey show that, when the dominant soils within the counties surveyed are classified according to natural characteristics observed within their profiles, the soils thus classified correspond to the soils to which the farmers have given recognition (1) in local, descriptive names; (2) in their soil-management practices; (3) in their estimates of average yields per acre; and (4) in their estimates of relative land values, as based on their farming experiences.
Agid:
1383325