(Atlantic) NRCS Officials unveiled their new and improved soil survey map at a kick-off meeting at the Cass County Community Center Wednesday morning. This replaces the original survey published in 1969.
“It was just time to refresh by adding new technologies and new ways of doing things, and we just needed to get that information out and updated,” said Dave York, Cass County NRCS District Conservationist.
York says there are some big changes. “There will be better information in regards to Corn Suitability Ratings, changes in soil mapping units. There are also some differences between the western two-thirds of the county to the eastern one-third when we look at some of our soil mapping materials and how they were done.”
The new soil maps have been digitized that can be accessed at www.nrcs.usda.gov.
York says, the 2011 soil maps have a 40-year shelf life.
February 8, 2012