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The Soils Report Options Page controls what and how information is display on the Surety® Soils Map report.

The options that are chosen and saved are user specific - meaning they will only change the soil options for the currently logged into username and password account. If your company has more than one license, each login will need to be configured one at a time if it is desired to have all of the soils maps uniform in their setup.



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The Soil options page can be accessed by logging into a Surety or Surety Pro mapping account and proceeding to the Tools> Options >Soil Options Page drop down menu item.

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The Soils Report Options page has 5 tabs: Crop Yields, Illionois Productivity, Soil Features, Iowa CSR, and NCCPI.

See Also: Understanding the Soils Map Report (SSurgo)

It is important to click Save if any changes are made on any of these tabs.

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Crop Yields

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If the first box is selected(Display Crop Yields on soils report), then one or both of the Irrigated or Non-Irrigated crops selections need to be checked in the boxes below.

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By Default all available crop data will show on the report, If you only want specific crops to appear on the report, then you would click on "Add/Remove Crops" button.

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Click on the boxes next to the crop type that you would like to show on the Soils Report. The crop list is long so make sure to scroll down to find all of the crops that you want.

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When you are done click the ok button.

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You may select/unselect different options on this tab regarding your preference.

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  • Display Range Production (Normal Year)
  • Diplay South Dakota Productivity Index
  • Display Nebraska SRPG

"Click here to set colors on soils map" will bring you to the Soil Color Options page.

Illinois Productivity

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This tab is for the state of Illinois to display the optimum crop productivity ratings.

Display Optimum Crop Productivity Ratings for Illinois Soils

  • If checked, these ratings will supersede the Crop Yield Information if available in selected border.

To learn more about the Illinois Productivity Rating visit Illinois Bulletin 811 

You are able to add/remove displayed crops by checking or unchecking the boxes next to the field names.

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"Click here to set colors on soils map" brings you to the Soil Report Color Options page.

Soil Features

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This tab provides different options regarding the Soil Features to be displayed: select or deselect the boxes next to these descriptions in order to display or not display them.

  • Water Table Depth
  • Restrictive Layer
  • Septic Limits
  • Foundation Limits
  • Display Drainage Class
  • Irrigated & Nonirrigated Capability Class

The Water Table Depth, the Restrictive layer, and Drainage Class will automatically have an Aggregation Method of "Dominant Component."

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Click on the Aggregation Method button to get a description of the current Method.

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Septic Limits and Foundation Limits have a drop-down in order to select either Dominant Condition, Dominant Component, Most Limiting, and Least Limiting.

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Click on the Underlined Method to get a description of how that method works.

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Of special note - the Irrigated and Nonirrigated Capability Class changed from only being the Weighted Average - Major Components to now defaulting to Dominant Condition. 
View a detailed explaination of this change on the Soil Class Update page

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Iowa ISPAID

Iowa ISPAID Data is used when the yield values have been dropped from a certain soils in Iowa. You can select which types of crops will display the yield data from the ISPAID database when chosen.

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Click Save to apply the changes.

NCCPI

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This tab is where you choose if you want to show the National Commodity Crop Productivity Index

To learn more about the Index please open the NCCPI User Guide.

Select or Deselect the Table Options in order to view or hide them from the Soils Report.

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Remember to Click Save if you have changed any setting.

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