Tifton -- Georgia State Soil
Tifton Soil Profile
|The Tifton series was one of the first series to be
recognized in Georgia. It was established in Grady County, Georgia, in a 1908 soil survey
conducted by Hugh Hammond Bennett. Tifton soils occur throughout the Southern Coastal
Plain in Georgia. They are the most extensive soils in Georgia. They occur on more than 2
million acres in the State. They have been correlated in more Georgia counties (56) than
any other soil.
Tifton soils formed in loamy sediments of marine origin. They are among the most important agricultural soils in the State. About 27 percent of Georgias prime farmland is in areas of Tifton soils. Cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and corn are the principal crops grown on these soils.
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