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Book: Soil Survey Techniques
Published by: Soil Science Society of America

 

This chapter in SOIL SURVEY TECHNIQUES

  1.  p. 57-75
    SSSA Special Publication 20.
    Soil Survey Techniques

    W. U. Reybold and G. W. Petersen (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-915-2

     

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doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub20.c6

Describing Surface Soil Properties Their Seasonal Changes and Implications for Management 1

  1. R. B. Grossman and
  2. F. B. Pringle2

Abstract

A number of aspects of field and field office documentation that pertain particularly to cultivated soils are discussed. These include position laterally in the tillage-determined configuration, ground surface cover, soil roughness, definition of sub-zones of the tillage zone, kinds and measurement of cracks, soil consistence, water state classes, infiltration rate, bulk density, and aggregate stability. A record is described for use-dependent temporal agronomic information. The record is specific to a soil survey area, provides a vehicle for locally knowledgeable people to assign values, and joins together the use and time invariant information from soil survey documentation with use-dependent temporal quantities.

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