Use of Soil Electroconductivity in a Multistage Soil-Sampling Scheme

dc.contributor.author Dixon, Philip
dc.contributor.author Tarr, Alison
dc.contributor.author Moore, Kenneth
dc.contributor.author Dixon, Philip
dc.contributor.author Burras, C.
dc.contributor.author Burras, C. Lee
dc.contributor.author Wiedenhoeft, Mary
dc.contributor.department Agronomy
dc.date 2018-02-16T11:20:38.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T23:06:33Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T23:06:33Z
dc.date.issued 2003-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The inherent variability of pasturelands makes it difficult to sample soils and accurately characterize a pasture. Indirect methods such as soil electroconductivity (EC) can be used to rapidly, noninvasively, and inexpensively quantify soil variability. The objective of this study was to determine if rapidly collected, georeferenced soil information could be used to propose an accurate, multistage sampling scheme for five soil variables in a central Iowa pasture. Results from this study suggest that the use of noninvasively collected soil EC and topographic data along with fuzzy k-means clustering can be used to delineate relatively homogeneous sampling zones. Consequently, these easily defined sampling zones can beneficially serve as a more directed approach to soil sampling.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Crop Management</em> (2003): doi:<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/CM-2003-1029-01-RS" target="_blank">10.1094/CM-2003-1029-01-RS</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agronomy and Crop Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Applied Statistics
dc.subject.disciplines Soil Science
dc.subject.keywords pastures
dc.subject.keywords grassland soils
dc.subject.keywords soil sampling
dc.subject.keywords spatial variation
dc.subject.keywords electrical conductivity
dc.subject.keywords topography
dc.subject.keywords global positioning systems
dc.subject.keywords Iowa
dc.title Use of Soil Electroconductivity in a Multistage Soil-Sampling Scheme
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