Farm

Western Research and Demonstration Farm

Extension Number

RFR A1266

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Soil moisture is critical for crop production in most years in northwest and west central Iowa. Soil moisture samples were taken at twenty sites in northwest and west central Iowa during the last few days of October 2012. Moisture samples were taken at 1-ft increments down to a 5-ft depth. Samples were weighed, oven dried, and reweighed at the Northwest Research Farm. The moisture percentage was calculated from these data, and then used to calculate the inches of plant available moisture in the soil.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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