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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Transect to Determine Soil Type

I did something different today.  I made a ten point transect across a field to try to determine the extent of sodium problems.  It involved deep borings, but not as much documentation as a septic tank investigation.

Sodium affected soils are common in the Southern Illinois Claypan region.  The problem is not easily treated and reduces yields greatly.  The lower picture shows that I was about half done with my boring at that point.

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