The agricultural problems of the Carbon County Experimental Farm and of the locality which it serves are distinctly different from those of most of the farming localities of Utah. The low and uncertain winter rainfall, the comparative "rawness" of the soils, together with their almost infinite stickiness when wet, and the presence of considerable alkali throughout their body makes them peculiarly sensitive to time and manner of treatment and causes them to absorb water slowly and to erode readily.
Zobell, I. D. and Stewart, George, "Bulletin No. 225 - Progress Report: Carbon County Experimental Farm, 1927-30, Inclusive" (1931). UAES Bulletins. Paper 191.