These maps were generated using the Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Geographic Database (STATSGO) using soils of capability class of III, IV, and V as the criteria for marginal lands. Land capability classification shows, in a general way, the suitability of soils for most kinds of field crops. Crops that require special management are excluded.
Stuttgart soils are named for the City of Stuttgart in Southeast Arkansas. They are used primarily for cropland with the dominant crops being rice, soybeans, small grains, and corn. The Stuttgart area is famous for its large fall and winter population of ducks and geese. These waterfowl feed heavily on the crops grown on the Stuttgart soils. Stuttgart soils have been mapped on about 200,000 acres in Arkansas. The Stuttgart series consists of very deep moderately well to somewhat poorly drained soils formed in silty and clayey alluvium.