This free portal is designed for Iowa farmers, agronomists and landowners to track, interpret and employ key soil health metrics for improved crop management. The tool is funded by the Iowa Soybean Association with support from an Iowa NRCS Conservation and Innovation Grant.

An account enables exploration of two different datasets of Iowa soil test results to explore the impact of tillage, manure and cover crops on soil health by Iowa physiographic subregion. One dataset contains select soil health metrics from the Haney protocol and the other contains select metrics from standard soil tests plus a site-specific soil health measure derived from organic matter, weather and soil.

The background data comes from research programs conducted by Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Corn Growers. Farmers, agronomists and landowners who set up a free, private account will have full access to their own information and both exploratory interfaces since account data is integrated into the anonymized soil health background database.

For users with only standard soil test data, there is a “Quick Look” feature, also available for soil health test results, to obtain a one-time report and one-time access to the data exploration interface. Data may be donated, or users may exit the portal without it being saved.

Click the “Background Information” button below to learn more.

Standard Soil Test Comparison


Upload Soil Data
Field Parameters
When you upload data that has X/Y coordinates, your subregion will be automatically selected. If no geographic data is provided, we'll default to showing all of Iowa, but you can change this option as you see fit.


Comparison Choices
When comparing your results with results from our Standard Health Database, you can select and de-select a variety of Manure, Till, and Cover Crop options below.

Comparison Map
Below are the locations of sample points in the background database matching the criteria you've selected. If you've uploaded geo-referenced data, your field location is shown as a blue marker.


Your Standard Soil Results
When you upload your Standard Soil Test Data, your results will display below.


Averages for Benchmark Background
2011 Good Area Averages
Other Year Soil Test Averages
2011 Poor Area Averages

Subregion SOC Scores
Report Generation & Data Donation

Soil Health Data Comparison


Upload Soil Health Test Data
Field Parameters
When you upload data that has X/Y coordinates, your subregion will be automatically selected. If no geographic data is provided, we'll default to showing all of Iowa, but you can change this option as you see fit.


Comparison Choices
When comparing your results with results from our Standard Health Database, you can select and de-select a variety of Manure, Till, and Cover Crop options below.

Comparison Map
Below are the locations of sample points in the background database matching the criteria you've selected. If you've uploaded geo-referenced data, your field location is shown as a blue marker.

Your Soil Health Test Results
When you upload your Soil Health Test Data, your results will display below.


Averages for Benchmark Background

Subregion SOC Scores

Report Generation & Data Donation

Create your account below, or Sign In on the Sign-In Tab




Field Geometries

If you have geometric data for your field available, please add it now! Otherwise, you can define your field boundaries interactively later.
ACCEPTED FORMAT: .zip containing SHP (Shapefile) information

Field Information



Your Data has been Successfully Submitted!

Your raw soil health data is shown at the bottom of the page. Explore your results and generate your Haney Report from the Quick Look tab.

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Data Options


Raw Soil Health Data