AgTalk Home
AgTalk Home
Search Forums | Classifieds (49) | Skins | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

What soil types do you farm?
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Forums List -> Crop TalkMessage format
 
Ed Winkle
Posted 12/4/2012 15:19 (#2732730)
Subject: What soil types do you farm?


Martinsville, Ohio

Hickory Silt Loam is one of my favorites.  I have gotten some of my best yields on it over the years.  It's a good soil for an "older soil."

https://soilseries.sc.egov.usda.gov/OSD_Docs/H/HICKORY.html

I realize most of you farm Wisconsin Glacial Till but a lot of us farm Illinoian Glacial Till where Hickory is found.  It is near Avonburg and Rossmoyne soils in these parts.

I don't have much Brookston or Kokomo on the Wisonsin till, more Miami, Russell and related soils.  That is the high dollar ground in Ohio with more Crosby, Fincastle in Western Ohio.

Some of my best farmer friends know nothing about soil types but are better farmers than I am so it's not an indication of success, it's just a point of knowledge I learned teaching Vocational Agriculture and County Agent work.  I have showed them how to find their soil type on the Soil Web app on their smartphone or tablet and they think it's pretty cool.  Others just ask you to come and walk over their land with one.

Ed Winkle

Top of the page Bottom of the page


Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

(Delete all cookies set by this site)