Using the Slake Test to Determine Soil Crusting

April 26, 2018
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An easy to use test can be done to predict potential soil crusting on farm fields.  All you need is some chicken wire, water, a glass jar, and a dry clump of soil.  When you immerse the clump of soil in the jar of water, the longer it holds together, the better the soil structure to resist crusting. read more

AuthorAlan Sundermeier, CCA