USDA maps and soil reports

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by hunter63, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. hunter63

    hunter63 Well-Known Member

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    Just got this site in my USDA newsletter today,
    You can look up your property or property that you want to buy, see the pic from the satellite and get the soil report, crop yield etc.
    You can even look up "waste disposal" reports for that area, so you have an idea if it will perc.
    Very cool

    http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/
     
  2. ClubMike

    ClubMike Well-Known Member

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    Very cool link, thanks
     

  3. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    If anyone has a problem using and navigating this site, let me know. I use it almost on a daily basis.
     
  4. stanb999

    stanb999 Well-Known Member

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    Great link. I found I should not try to grow potatoes. But I can grow a bunch of oats. That was neat.
     
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    catmar Well-Known Member

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    I thought this site was wonderful. I'm trying to piece together what my property was used for prior to me buying it las tyear. You'll be amazed what we are digging up.
     
  6. Spinner

    Spinner Well-Known Member

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    Either I'm not using it right, or my whole state is not online.