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Jordan Soil Plots

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Jordan Soil Plots Marker
Inscription.  Jordan Soil Plots were a pioneer effort to determine long-term effects of fertilizers on soil and crops. 144 plots, between today's Curtin Road and College Avenue, were established in 1882 by Professor Whitman H. Jordan. Some remained under study as late as 1959. The plots were Penn State's first large-scale undertaking in scientific research.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 48.092′ N, 77° 51.765′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Shortlidge Road west of Eisenhower Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: State College PA 16803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Ag Degrees (within shouting distance of this marker); Correspondence Courses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ag Experiment Station (about 500 feet away); Artificial Insemination (about 500 feet away); Ag Hill (about 600 feet away); Calorimeter (about
Jordan Soil Plots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Jordan Soil Plots Marker
600 feet away); Walnut Building (about 600 feet away); Faculty Cottages (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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