Land Judging for
Farms and Homesites

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Land Judging
How to Fill Out A Score Card
Scoring Land Judging Contests
Condition and Information on Fields

Definition of Soil Characteristics

Surface Texture
Depth of Soil
Erosion
Permeability
Internal Soil Drainage
Surface Runoff
Slope
Flood Hazard

Limiting Factors

Land Capability Classes
Land Suited for Cropland and Other Uses
Land Limited in Use

How to Determine the Land Capability Class

Land Treatment

Vegetative Practices
Mechanical Practices
Lime and Fertilizer Application

Homesite Evaluation

Factors Affecting Suitability

Surface Texture
Permeability
Soil Depth
Slope
Erosion
Surface Runoff

Shrink-Swell of Subsoil
Water Table
Flooding

 

 

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