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Quick test for infiltration of arable soils

{Tool} Quick test for infiltration of arable soils. Creator(s): Liebl, Boris and Spiegel, Ann-Kathrin. Issuing Organisation(s): Bioland, FiBL Projekte GmbH. OK-Net Arable Practice abstract, no. 028. (2018)

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Summary

The quick test makes the consequences of soil compaction on water infiltration and the yield of agricultural crops visible. It promotes an understanding of the effects of soil compaction and the importance of soil-conserving cultivation.

Summary translation

Der Schnelltest macht die Folgen von Bodenverdichtungen auf die Wasserinfiltration und den Ertrag landwirtschaftlicher Kulturen sichtbar. Er fördert dadurch das Verständnis über die Auswirkungen von Bodenverdichtungen und die Bedeutung einer bodenschonenden Bewirtschaftung.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Driving on arable land with heavy machinery when the soil is too moist, leads to compaction in the soil, which severely impairs airflow and drainage. Cultures on heavy soils in particular react to this situation with yield losses.
What solution does the tool offer?:With the aid of a simple quick test, water infiltration can be examined graphically as one of the characteristics of soil compaction in the field. The quick test is also easily comprehensible and helpful for non-scientists. It is particularly suitable for training and sensitizing apprentices and employees on the farm.
Country:Germany
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:soil compaction, soil fertility
Keywords:soil compaction, soil fertility
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishsoil compactionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7163
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Englishsoil propertieshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330883
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Soil
Research affiliation: Germany > Bioland
Germany > FiBL Projects GmbH
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:652654
Related Links:http://farmknowledge.org/index.php/search-for-ok-tools?v=32722
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:32722
Deposited On:22 Mar 2018 14:40
Last Modified:25 Jan 2019 13:44
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch
Status:Published

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