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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Measuring the Soil Surface Volumetric Water Content Using Time Domain Reflectometry

Authors
item Carrillo, M L K - UC RIVERSIDE
item Mutziger, A - UC RIVERSIDE
item Yates, Scott

Submitted to: Agronomy Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 5, 1993
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The soil surface volumetric water content has been identified as an important parameter in the volatilization of pesticides from the soil surface. Presently there is no known non-destructive method of measuring this important parameter. A specialized TDR probe will be presented along with a calibration curve of soil surface volumetric water content vs. soil dielectric that has the potential of non-destructively measuring the soil surface volumetric water content.

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