Soil and Land Use

Soil is the underlying factor in Iowa crop production and land use.

The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land.
Soils have many uses, but not all soils are equally adapted to each use. The data on this site will help you determine the right use for your soil.

Crops and Land Use

County Data

  • Acreages Averages
  • Crop Ratios
  • Crop Yields and 5-Year averages
  • Total County Acres

Statewide Data

  • Crop Yields and Acreage Averages and Trends
  • Land Use Acres
  • Soil Erosion

Soil Survey and Digital Soil Data

The Soil Survey includes soil maps and descriptions of each type of soil in each county, including interpretations of a soil’s potential for use.