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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Portable Hand-Operated Soil Core Sampler1


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  1. Vol. 46 No. 2, p. 433-434
    Received: June 1, 1981
    Accepted: Nov 11, 1981

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  1. S. K. Chong,
  2. M. A. Khan and
  3. R. E. Green2



A simple sampling apparatus was developed to take soil cores for characterizing soil-water relations. A portable steel frame, which is anchored to the soil surface by the operator's weight and by stakes driven into the soil, provides support for a hand-operated 2-ton hydraulic jack which pushes the core cylinder into the soil without impact or vibration. The method is labor-intensive but provides highquality soil cores.

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