A quantitative method for determining soil texture by feel
|Potential UCARE Research Position?||
|Paid or Volunteer||
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Evaluating the soil texture by feel is an important field skill in soil science, but it is difficult to learn. Most texture-by-feel methods use flow charts for keys to guide the user to identify the correct textural class. This project focuses on the development of quantitative methods for texture by feel, which guide the user to determine percentages of sand, silt, and clay. There are opportunities for the student to be involved in soil analysis and/or studies of student learning.