Land and Water Use

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How land and water were used at SPRF in 2014

Acres

Total Acres: 285
Tillable Acres: about 220

Plot: 57.50 acres
Soybeans: 14.0 acres
Potatoes: 11.75 acres
Woody Trees & Shrubs: 9.75 acres
Field Corn: 9.75 acres
Blueberries: 2.50 acres
Spring Wheat: 2.50 acres
Native Prairie: 2.25 acres
Edible beans (Navy, Pinto, Kidney, etc...): 1.75 acres
Alfalfa: 1.50 acres
Hairy Vetch/Rye: 0.50 acre
Turf grass: 0.50 acre
Hazelnuts: 0.25 acre
Peanuts: 0.25 acre
Intermediate Wheatgrass: 0.25 acre

Production/Rotation: 153.00 acres
Rye: 87.0 acres
Soybeans: 56.75 acres
Corn: 6.0 acres
Spring Wheat: 3.25 acres

Fallow/Unused plot areas: 9.50 acres

Irrigation

Number of Wells: 4

Total Pumping Capacity: 1,200 gal per minute
Total Irrigated Plot Acres: 41.75
Total Irrigated Production Acres: 7.75
Total Irrigated Acres: 49.50

Method -- solid-set irrigation and linear irrigation system

Note--The station has the unique ability to do dryland and irrigation comparison studies because of the soil's low water holding capacity.

Research

25 Principal Investigators

48 Research Studies (made up of 59 individual plots)

14 different crops