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Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

Abstract

This study is one of a series being made on different soil areas in Iowa. The purpose of these studies is to determine optimum plans for beginning farmers. from "benchmark" situations in each of the soil localities studied.

The specific soil area selected for this study is the Cresco-Clyde soils in northeastern Iowa: The farm chosen to represent this soil area is located in Howard County. Farm size is 160 acres, with 135 acres cultivated. Service buildings on the farm include: sufficient storage space for all crops raised on the farm; 720 square feet of floor space for fattening hogs plus sufficient farrowing space in portable farrowing houses; barn space for 20 dairy cows; and poultry housing adequate for 200 hens with brooder house space for a corresponding number of baby chicks.

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