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Unformatted text preview: Dear Dr. Chris Wonturt, I have been analyzing your land in Poweshiek County and my recommendations are listed in this letter. I have provided you with one reduced tillage field adding up to 199.5 acres, two terraced fields adding up to 122.7 acres, a rotational field summing up to 122.13 acres, a 4.43 acre location for your farmstead, an 82.08 acre permanent hay field, 67.25 acres of permanent pasture, and 18.34 acres of Christmas trees. REDUCED T I L LAGE Reduced Tillage 1: I recommend that you use a ridge till tillage system on a corn-soybean rotation. You can choose to use either a Slot or No-till system. My recommendation for the row crops is to plant in map units 20C2 118, 119, and 120B, totaling to 199.5 total acres. 20C2: there will be 29.4 acres of this map unit. I t is estimated that there will be 220.5 tons of total soil loss per year in this unit because there is a moderate erosion problem. This unit is well drained and moderately permeable with a loess parent material, which has a high potential fertility and a high water holding capacity. This unit has wetness close to the soil surface and mottles in the upper C-horizon. Drainage will improve yields some years but not enough to pay for the system. This soil has a land capability class of I I Ie, which is desirable because these soils are on C slopes that are moderately deep, moderately permeable, and moderately well drained or better. 118: There will be 12.3 acres of this map unit. I t is estimated that there will be 9.8 tons of total soil loss per year in this unit. This unit is poorly drained and moderately permeable with a loess parent material, which has a high potential fertility and a high water holding capacity. I would recommend installing a tile drainage system because drainage is necessary for your crops. Install the tile below the frost line. The soil mottles in the A-horizon and there is gleying in the B and C-horizon. This soil has a land capability class of I Iw, which is desirable because these soils are deep, permeable, & usually on A slopes that are poorly drained and or subject to flooding. Occasional flooding loss has been factored into the long-term yield. 119: There will be 78.1 acres of this map unit. It is estimated that there will be 62.48 tons of total soil loss per year in this unit. This unit is somewhat poorly drained and moderately permeable with a loess parent material, which has a high potential fertility and a high water holding capacity. I would recommend installing a tile drainage system. Install the tile below the frost line. Drainage is beneficial for your crops. Drainage helps the product get to market earlier by drying out the field. The cost for tile is cheaper than getting a reduced yield year after year. The soil mottles in the B-horizon and is gleyed in the C-horizon. This soil has a land capability class of I, which is desirable because these soils are deep, permeable soils on A slopes that are poorly drained or better....
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