Stuttgart -- Arkansas State Soil

Photograph of a landscape with Stuttgart soils. The specific landscape is a field of rice on the level foreground with woodland in the background.

Photograph of a soil profile of a representative pedon of the Stuttgart soil series.

Stuttgart Soil Profile

Surface layer: dark grayish brown and grayish brown silt loam
Subsurface layer: yellowish brown silt loam
Subsoil - upper: red silty clay
Subsoil - lower: grayish brown and light brownish gray silty clay loam
Stuttgart soils are named for the City of Stuttgart in southeast Arkansas. They are used primarily for crops, mainly rice, soybeans, small grains, and corn. The Stuttgart area is famous for its large fall and winter population of ducks and geese. These waterfowl feed heavily on the crops grown on the Stuttgart soils. Stuttgart soils have been mapped on about 200,000 acres in Arkansas.

The Stuttgart series consists of very deep, moderately well drained or somewhat poorly drained soils formed in silty and clayey alluvium. These level to gently sloping soils are on the Grand Prairie in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Because of the surface layer of silt loam and slow permeability in the clayey subsoil, the soils are ideal for rice production.

Small scale map of Arkansas showing location of Stuttgart soils.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

NRCS Logo