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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Using Electromagnetic Induction to Characterize Soils

Authors
item Davis, J - UNIV OF MO
item KITCHEN, NEWELL
item SUDDUTH, KENNETH
item Drummond, Scott - UNIV OF MO

Submitted to: Better Crops
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 4, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Electrical conductivity measurements have been used for years to determine soil salinity and soil moisture in soils. Probes were inserted directly into the soil to determine how well the soil conducted an applied current. This process was slow and labor-intensive and was usually reserved for scientific studies. A more recent technique for measuring conductivity is electromagnetic induction (EM), a non-invasive, non-destructive sampling method. No probes are required using EM, and measurements can be done quickly and inexpensively.

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