2018 Corn Yield Forecast Table 2 Soil Types

2018 Corn Yield Forecast Table 2 Soil Types

This table accompanies the UNL CropWatch article: 2018 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results.

Table 2. Dominant soil types at each location included in the 2018 Corn Yield Forecasts
LocationSoil 1
(top- & sub-soil texture) ‡
Soil 2
(top- & sub-soil texture)
Soil 3
(top- & sub-soil texture)
Water table coverage (%) *
Ames, IA silt loam - silt loam (37%) clay loam - silt loam (25%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (14%) 63
Beatrice, NE silt clay loam - silt clay loam (65%) silty clay - silt clay loam (19%) silt loam - silt loam (17%) 8
Bondville, IL silt clay loam - silt loam (18%) silt loam - silt clay loam (17%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (16%) 61
Butlerville, IN silt loam - silt loam (67%) silt loam - silt clay loam (11%) 26
Ceresco, MI sandy loam - sandy loam (39%) silt loam - silt loam (36%) silt loam - sandy loam (25%) 31
Clay Center, NE silt loam - silt clay loam (46%) silt loam - silt loam (33%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (21%) 0
Columbia City, IN silt clay loam - silty clay (14%) silt clay loam - clay loam (12%) silt loam - silt loam (12%) 65
Concord, NE silt loam - silt loam (61%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (39%) 2
Crawfordsville, IA silt loam - silt clay loam (37%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (31%) silt loam - silt loam (12%) 49
Custar, OH clay loam - clay (15%) clay loam - clay loam (11%) silt loam - clay loam (10%) 79
Davis, IN silt loam - silt loam (26%) silt clay loam - silty clay (10%) silt loam - silt clay loam (9%) 64
Dazey, ND silt loam - silt loam (100%) 0
Eldred, MN silt clay loam - silt clay loam (39%) silty clay - silty clay (36%) silt loam - silt loam (26%) 5
Freeport, IL silt loam - silt loam (52%) silt loam - silt clay loam (48%) 27
Holdrege, NE silt loam - silt loam (100%) 0
Hutchinson, KS silt clay loam - silt clay loam (44%) silt loam - silt loam (33%) silt loam - silt clay loam (23%) 1
Kanawha, IA clay loam - silt loam (38%) silt loam - silt loam (20%) 73
Lamberton, MN clay loam - silt loam (36%) silt loam - silt loam (36%) 61
Lewis, IA silt clay loam - silt clay loam (82%) silt loam - silt loam (18%) 41
Manhattan, KS silt clay loam - silt clay loam (41%) silt clay loam - silty clay (32%) silt loam - silt loam (27%) 2
McCook, NE silt loam - silt loam (100%) 0
Mead, NE silt clay loam - silt clay loam (46%) silt loam - silt loam (37%) silt clay loam - silt loam (17%) 6
Monroe City, MO silt loam - silty clay (24%) silt loam - silt clay loam (20%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (14%) 9
Nashua, IA silt loam - silt loam (52%) silt clay loam - silt loam (26%) 64
North Platte, NE silt loam - silt loam (100%) 0
Olney, IL silt loam - silt clay loam (37%) silt loam - silt loam (30%) 14
Peoria, IL silt loam - silt clay loam (45%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (15%) silt loam - silt loam (14%) 61
Scandia, KS silt clay loam - silt clay loam (51%) silt loam - silt clay loam (26%) silt loam - silt loam (23%) 1
Silverlake, KS silt clay loam - silt clay loam (38%) silt loam - silt loam (31%) silt clay loam - silty clay (31%) 3
South Charleston, OH silt loam - silt loam (32%) silt loam - clay loam (20%) clay loam - clay loam (12%) 47
Springfield, IL silt loam - silt clay loam (45%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (17%) 30
St Joseph, MO silt clay loam - silt clay loam (56%) silt loam - silt loam (30%) silt loam - silt clay loam (15%) 15
Sutherland, IA silt clay loam - silt loam (40%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (34%) silt loam - silt loam (26%) 46
Waseca, MN silt loam - silt loam (41%) clay loam - silt loam (26%) 56
West Lafayette, IN silt loam - silt loam (41%) silt clay loam - silt loam (10%) silt clay loam - silt clay loam (7%) 57
Wooster, OH silt loam - silt clay loam (33%) silt loam - silt loam (29%) 53
† Data were retrieved from GSSURGO soil database (NRCS, Soil Division). Only soils under dryland crop cultivation were considered. Soil data were used only for rainfed corn simulations (soil data were not needed for simulation of irrigated crops).
‡ Soil texture in the topsoil (0-1 ft) and subsoil (2-4 ft) and associated prevalence of each soil type (in %) at each location. (Source: Global Yield Gap Atlas, www.yieldgap.org).
* Water table coverage was inferred from the most recent data on subsurface tile drainage reported by US Census of Agriculture (USDA-NASS, 2012).