Soil Selection Tool  
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"To be a successful farmer one must first know the nature of the soil."
Xenophone, Oeconomicus, 400 B.C.


The state of South Carolina has a long history of agricultural production as a result of favorable climate, variable soils, and continuous improvement in crop management. The yields of traditional SC crops (corn, cotton, hay, oats, peanuts, soybeans, tobacco, and wheat) are greatly influenced by climate, soils, and management. Soil productivity is the capacity of soil to grow crops influenced by soil properties, climatic conditions, and management inputs. This website is intended to provide a guide to SC soil resources and uses.