The soil surveys in Iowa are being made by the Soil Conservation Service in cooperation with Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Iowa Agricultural Extension Service, and State Soil Conservation Committee. Soil Survey field work is now completed in 26 counties, and is in progress in 18 additional counties. In soil survey operations, soils are first classified into the National Soil Classification System. Soils are then identified in the field and delineated on 4"-to-the-mile aerial photographs. After field work is completed, a soil survey report, including maps, is published. Soil survey reports include interpretations which organize and present knowledge about characteristics, qualities and behavior of each kind of soil as it occurs in the county. Such information will be helpful to planners concerned with proper management of soils for agricultural crops, woodland pasture, engineering measures, recreation and wildlife.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Harmon, Lacy I.
"The Iowa Soil Survey and Its Use in Land Use Planning,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 76(1), 142-146.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol76/iss1/21