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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1971. Department of Agronomy.


Copyright 1971, the author. Used by permission.


The University of Nebraska Field Laboratory is located on a loess-mantled terrain near the town of Mead in southeastern Saunders County, Nebraska. Geographically, the Field Laboratory occurs in Todd Valley, an abandoned valley of the Platte River that extends in a northwest to southeast direction across Saunders County. Soil surveys within this area indicate that soils with specific morphological characteristics occur in definite patterns on the landscape.

The purpose of this study is to describe and map in detail the distribution of soils on a portion of the Agronomy Section within the Field Laboratory and to determine the chemical and physical properties of these soils. This information is important in planning and interpreting research in soil science and crop science that is conducted on the Agronomy Section.

Advisor: James V. Drew