Tips offered for diagnosing soil compaction

Duiker, Sjoerd
May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/21/2013, p1
The article offers information on recommendations for diagnosing soul compaction. The standard tool for soil compaction diagnosis is a penetrometer. Tips on how to effectively place and measure soil compaction are presented from pressing the tool into the soul at a rate of 1 inch per second, reaching a penetration resistance of between 100 and 200 pounds per square inch, and digging a depth of 12 - 18 inches to assess soil structure prior to using the penetrometer.


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