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  1. Vol. 40 No. 5, p. 805-806
    Received: Dec 22, 1975
    Accepted: May 7, 1976

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A New Method of Measuring Shrink-Swell Potential Using Soil Pastes1

  1. William M. Schafer and
  2. Michael J. Singer2



A new method of measuring shrink-swell potential of soil was developed using < 2-mm sieved soil. Results obtained by this method were significantly correlated with COLE determined on natural soil clods (p < 0.001, r2 = 0.83). The new method is fast, requires little equipment, and should be a valuable test of shrink-swell potential when clods cannot be obtained or when equipment for measuring COLE by the standard method is not available.

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