Holdrege (soil)

The Holdrege silt loam is the state soil of Nebraska since 1979.


In soil taxonomy, its full description is a "Holdrege silt loam, fine-silty, mixed, mesic, Typic Argiustoll".[1] Holdrege silt loam covers 1.8 million acres of land in south-central Nebraska, under a grass landscape. Good drainage and moisture movement resulted in the downward movement of clay and lime. First described in 1917 in Phelps County, Nebraska, the soil has a significant role in corn, grain and soy farming. Formed in silty, calcareous loess, the soil ranges from 0 to 15 percent slope.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Soil Taxonomy". Plant and Soil Sciences e-Library. University of Nebraska – Lincoln.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Holdrege -- Nebraska State Soil". University of Illinois Extension. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Holdrege -- Nebraska State Soil" (PDF). USDA-NRCS. Retrieved 2019-01-09.