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Cutler - USA

Country: 

USA

Site type: 

Farm

Site function: 

Size:

77.4 acres

Elevation: 

1200 ft

Annual Precipitation:

32 inches

Climate:

Dfa - Hot-summer humid continental climate

Biome: 

Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests

Bioregion: 

Midwestern Tallgrass Prairie & Forest Transition Bioregion

The Cutler farm has rich soils over a high-water table. Drainage is a constant concern to work the fields. It is prone to flooding and standing water. The soil is slightly acidic due to the hydric state and high organic material.  This is suited well to cattle and livestock forage. Haying, and minimal use of machinery or cultivation. With the addition of swales and ponds, water can be maintained on the property and available as needed in summer.

The rough areas difficult to access are best used for tree crops with minimal disturbance. The stream bed needs to be restored and reinforced on the inner and outer banks and curves.  Wet seasons are followed by dry seasons when the wet areas may be grazed. This wetland area has resources and better grasses during drought. Other areas are divided for rotational grazing. Especially in season, each pasture has its primary production time and recovery period. Windbreaks are added on the east and west sides to protect livestock and add additional organic materials.

- UNITED DESIGNERS -

United Designers Int.

UNITED DESIGNERS

INTERNATIONAL

Daniel Halsey

DANIEL HALSEY

Founder and Head of Design & Education

Let's talk and build a plan

for the future

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