The Darke County FFA Soils Contest was held recently just north of
The Rural Soil Judging team looked at the slope, soil texture, air and water movement, depth of topsoil and subsoil in each of the pits. Then the team members chose conservation practice to recommend in order utilizing that type of ground in a farming situation correctly.
The Urban Soils team looked at slope, landform, flood hazards, soil stability, soil texture of the surface and subsoil, depth to seasonal high water table, and depth to bedrock. They used these characteristics in determining use limitations for buildings with basement; septic tank absorption fields, driveways and local roads, and lawns, gardens, and landscaping. Based upon what was found, members then chose some recommended management practices for each of these areas.
|Rural Soils Participants|
|Urban Soils Participants|