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  1. Vol. 25 No. 4, p. 268-270
     
    Received: Aug 11, 1960
    Accepted: Feb 13, 1961


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1961.03615995002500040012x

The Problem of Stones in Soil-Moisture Measurement1

  1. K. G. Reinhart2

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Abstract

The presence of stones in soil poses a serious problem in soil-moisture measurement, especially in forest soils. In gravimetric sampling, moisture-content estimates can be improved by removing stones from the samples and deducting their weight from the total soil weight and the weight of moisture in the stones from weight of moisture in the sample. Adjustments must also be made in determining soil bulk density when moisture content by volume is desired and in applying soil-moisture values to soil areas that include stone.

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