As I mentioned in last week's ICM newsletter article "How to minimize soil moisture loss," it is important to know your soil moisture status prior to working your field to select the best tillage management plan. Several methods can be used to evaluate soil moisture in the field for this purpose or for moisture evaluation during the growing season. These methods are simple, practical, and relatively fast.
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Al-Kaisi, Mahdi, "How to evaluate soil moisture in the field" (2000). Integrated Crop Management News. 2091.
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