Tillage Transect Survey

Wheat

Year Acres % Cover
2006 68,898  94
2007 29,546  94
2008 59,643 95
2009 49,810 96
2010 58,672 95
2011 43,347  97
2012 26,141 97
2013 32,089  97
2014 35,083  97
2015 29,755  97
2016 36,659  98
2017 27,482  98
     
     

 

 


 

Corn

Year Acres % Cover
2006 70,095 4
2007 95,553 20
2008 70,976 6
2009 64,401 14
2010 76,100  3
2011 74,818  15
2012 91,202  15
2013 88,683  20
2014 81,860  14
2015 78,767  14
2016 86,989  10
2017 80,690 20

 


 

Soybeans

Year Acres % Cover
2006 122,217 64
2007 134,529 68
2008 129,426 61
2009 134,194 52
2010 112,696  77
2011 132,416  61
2012 134,190  68
2013 134,192  70
2014 132,147  68
2015 142,360  64
2016 142,288  58
2017 145,009  60

 


 

Cover Crops

The office started tracking cover crops as a form of cover in 2011.

2016 Fall Cover Crop Acres = 24,177 Acres

          Cover Crop after wheat 7,439 Ac

          Cover Crop after soybeans 8,059 Ac

          Cover Crop after corn 8,679 Ac

 

Year % as Cover
2011 4
2012 2
2013 6
2014 11
2015 11
2016 9