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Competency Area 1: Basic Soil Properties

PO 5. Understand and be able to use a soil survey publication to determine soil type at any location and/or interpret soil properties and suitability for agricultural and other purposes.

To determine the soil type:

  1. Select the soil survey of your County.
  2. Go to the Index to Map Sheets and select the map of your location.
  3. On the map, find your location. You will see a Soil Series Symbol.
  4. Go to the Soil Legend and determine what this symbol stands for.

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