Realistic Yield Expectations for North Carolina Soils
The North Carolina Realistic Yield Database is the product of an extensive data gathering and review process conducted by NC State University, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the North Carolina Division of Soil and Water Conservation. In 1999, county-based representatives of each of the above-named organizations were asked to collect yield data and make a reasoned judgement of the yields for various crops on each of the soils occurring in their county. These data were collected from 87 responses, representing 93 counties. The data were then compared with available research data and intensively reviewed by a panel of field agronomists, soil scientists and researchers familiar with the soils, crops and climatic conditions in each region. In reviewing the data, the following assumptions were made:
Citation: North Carolina Interagency Nutrient Management Committee. 2014. Realistic yields and nitrogen application factors for North Carolina crops. http://yields.soil.ncsu.edu North Carolina State University, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Raleigh NC.
To access the database:
A report will be generated showing a summary of currently available data for the county and soil you selected.
Need help determing the soil to select? You can use our map version of the RYE database, located at: http://go.ncsu.edu/yields
Additional Guidance for speciality crops can be found at: http://nutrients.soil.ncsu.edu/crops/
Dr. David Crouse is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Realistic Yield reporting tool.