CSR2- Soil Productivity Rating for Cropland in Iowa, USA

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2012-01-01
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Owen, Rachel
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Burras, C.
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Agronomy

The Department of Agronomy seeks to teach the study of the farm-field, its crops, and its science and management. It originally consisted of three sub-departments to do this: Soils, Farm-Crops, and Agricultural Engineering (which became its own department in 1907). Today, the department teaches crop sciences and breeding, soil sciences, meteorology, agroecology, and biotechnology.

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The Department of Agronomy was formed in 1902. From 1917 to 1935 it was known as the Department of Farm Crops and Soils.

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1902–present

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  • Department of Farm Crops and Soils (1917–1935)

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The Iowa Corn Suitability Rating (CSR2) is a soil productivity rating system used primarily for taxation purposes on cropland in Iowa and is derived from its original version “CSR.” CSR2 was created using seven transparent parameters that allow for efficient calculation.

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This article is from Science Herald National University Life Environmental Sciences Ukraine Series of Agronomy, 176 (2012); 167-170. Posted with permission.

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