The State Soil of Montana

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Scobey Soil Profile

  • Surface layer: very dark grayish brown clay loam
  • Subsurface layer: dark brown clay
  • Subsoil: dark grayish brown clay loam

 

The Scobey series consists of very deep, well drained soils on
till plains, hills, and moraines in the north-central part of
Montana. These soils occur on more than 700,000 acres.
They are among the most productive soils in Montana’s Golden
Triangle, an area known for its ideal climatic conditions for
growing wheat of exceptionally high quality. The three points of
the Golden Triangle are Havre, Conrad, and Great Falls. The
main crops grown on Scobey soils are spring and winter
varieties of nonirrigated wheat.

These soils formed in glacial till and under prairie vegetation.
The average annual precipitation is about 12 inches. The
average annual air temperature is about 43 degrees F. The
frost-free period is about 115 days.

These soils are named for the town of Scobey, in northeast
Montana. The series was established in 1928.

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State Soil of Montana. (2017, January 6). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 01:50, September 24, 2017, from https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/
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State Soil of Montana, https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/ (last visited Sep. 24, 2017).
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Citation styles

APA style
State Soil of Montana. (2017, January 6). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 01:50, September 24, 2017, from https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/
MLA style
classbrain, “State Soil of Montana.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 6 January 2017, 04:09 UTC. . 24 Sep 2017 <https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'State Soil of Montana', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 6 January 2017, 04:09 UTC, <https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/> [accessed 24 September 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “State Soil of Montana.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/ [accessed September 24, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, State Soil of Montana [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2017 January 6, 04:09 UTC [cited 2017 Sep 24]. Available from: https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/.
Bluebook style
State Soil of Montana, https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/ (last visited Sep. 24, 2017).
AMA style
classbrain, State Soil of Montana. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. January 6, 2017, 04:09 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/mt_state_soil/. Accessed September 24, 2017.