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Soil-Peels and a Method for Estimating Biopore Size Distribution in Soils1

 

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  1. Vol. 29 No. 4, p. 483-485
     
    Received: Dec 22, 1964
    Accepted: Apr 12, 1965


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1965.03615995002900040038x
  1. J. Bouma and
  2. F. D. Hole
  1. Soil Survey Division and Soils Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.

Abstract

Abstract

Soil-peels are thin blankets of soil taken in a nearly vertical position from the sides of soil pits. The soil-peels are cemented on one side by cellulose acetate or vinyl plastic, and show dry colors and natural structure in three dimensions on the other more fragile side. Methods are described for taking soil-peels in the field, and for systematically studying biopores in them with the aid of a binocular microscope.

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