Department of Agronomy
The Clay County soil survey is an inventory of the soil resources found in that area. It is designed to help answer questions such as: What soil types do I have on my farm? Do different soil types need different management practices? If so, what are the suggested practices? Are certain crops better adapted to different soil types? Do soil types have different yield potentials?
Published soil surveys are made up of two parts: a map and a report. The Clay County soil map, bound in the middle of the report, shows the location and extent of the various soils in the county. Descriptions of each of the soils shown on the map and the suggested management practices for each are given in the report. Tables are included which list estimated yields of principal crops for each soil, the general agricultural rating for each soil, specific management recommendations, and suitability for irrigation.
soil conservation, Clay County soil maps, Clay County soils, Clay County soil erosion
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Buntley, G. J.; Bourne, W. C.; and Westin, F. C., "Soils of Clay County South Dakota" (1953). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 430.