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Orovada Soil Series

Nevada State Soil

Washoe Valley, Nevada pioneer farm Implement; photo by Rick Cooper on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Soil of Nevada

Nevada designated Orovada soil as the official state soil in 2001. All State Soils

Orovada soils are extensive in northern Nevada (over 360,000 acres). Common soils on semi-arid rangeland with sagebrush grass plant communities. Orovada soils are arable when irrigated and are considered prime farmland. Alfalfa for hay and seed, winter wheat and barley, and grass for hay and pasture are the principal crops grown on these soils.