Miami -- Indiana State Soil

Photograph of rolling farmland. Landscape scene shows a grassed waterway and freshly tilled soil ready for planting.

Photograph of a profile of a typifying pedon of Miami soil series.

Miami Soil Profile

Surface layer: brown silt loam
Subsurface layer: brown silt loam
Subsoil: dark yellowish brown clay loam
Substratum: brown loam
The less sloping Miami soils are used mainly for corn, soybeans, or winter wheat. The steeper areas are used as pasture, hayland, or woodland. A significant acreage has been converted to residential and commercial uses. There are 794,994 acres of Miami soils in Indiana.

Miami soils formed in calcareous, loamy till on the Wisconsin Till Plains. The native vegetative is hardwood forest. Miami soils are fertile and have a moderate available water capacity. Indiana is nationally ranked for agricultural production because of the highly productive Miami soils along with other prime farmland soils in the State.

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