Published May 19, 2006 | By admin
Three Year (2004-2006) Comparison Study
A very important measure of soil quality is porosity, which is an indicator of water’s ability to infiltrate and move downward into soil.
We have used a modified version of USDA-Soil Survey methods of counting pores with a 10X hand lens to count pores over a 10cm x 10cm area = 1 decimeter.
These minature sized pores hold water and gases such as: oxygen and carbon dioxide for root uptake.