Land and Water Use in 2013

How land and water were used at SPRF in 2013

Acres

Total Acres : 285
Tillable Acres: about 225

Plot: about 58 acres
Soybeans: 16.5 acres
Field Corn: 12.5 acres
Woody Trees & Shrubs: 10.75 acres
Potatoes: 8.5 acres
Blueberries: 2.75 acres
Native Prairie: 2.75 acres
Alfalfa: 1.5 acres
Edible beans (Navy, Pinto, Kidney, etc...): 1 acre
Hairy Vetch/Rye: 0.5 acre
Turfgrass: 0.5  acre
Hazelnuts: 0.25 acre
Peanuts: 0.25 acre
Sweet Corn: 0.25 acre

Production/Rotation: 156.25 acres
Rye: 97.50 acres
Corn: 20 acres
Soybeans: 19.5 acres
Spring Wheat: 15.25 acres
Native Prairie: 4 acres

Fallow/Unused plot areas: 9 acres

Irrigation

Number of Wells: 4

Total Pumping Capacity: 1,300 gal per minute
Total Irrigated Plot Acres: 41.25
Total Irrigated Production Acres: 16.00
Total Irrigated Acres: 57.25

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

22 Principal Investigators

55 Research Plots

Land use