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Effects of Root on Bulk Density of Soils Tested by Volume Check Apparatus through Water-filling
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Effects of Root on Bulk Density of Soils Tested by Volume Check Apparatus through Water-filling
Lee, Gye-Jun; Lee, Jeong-Tae; Ryu, Jong-Soo; Oh, Dong-Shig; Kim, Jeom-Soon; Lee, Yeong-Gyu;
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Soil bulk density is a key parameter for soil physical property. Much root placed in rhizosphere soil lump, especially in grassland and orchard, makes it difficult to measure soil bulk density. This experiment was carried out to countermeasure the above drawbacks. Volume check apparatus using water-filling method was made of acryl for higher accuracy in bulk density measurement. 10 types of land cover, including bare, tall fescue, rye, and soybean, were used for determining the relationships between root and bulk density. In this study, higher root volume resulted in higher differences in bulk density between in-situ core soil and root-ridded core soil, which indicated the volume check apparatus through water-filling could be useful for increasing the accuracy of bulk density of soils with much root.
Root;Soil bulk density;Soil physical property;
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