Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

Soil Moisture

Authors: Paul C. Kassel (Iowa State University) , Joel L. DeJong (Iowa State University)

  • Soil Moisture

    Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

    Soil Moisture

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Abstract

Soil moisture is critical for crop production in most years in north western Iowa. Soil moisture samples were taken at 20 sites in northwest and west central Iowa during the last few days of October 2012. Moisture samples were taken at 1-ft increments down to a 5-ft depth. Samples were weighed, oven dried, and reweighed at the ISU Northwest Research Farm. The moisture percentage was calculated from these data, and then used to calculate the inches of plant available moisture in the soil.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite:

Kassel, P. C. & DeJong, J. L., (2013) “Soil Moisture”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2012(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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