Accessible Methods for Measuring Aggregate Stability

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2021: $61,118.00
Projected End Date: 11/30/2023
Grant Recipient: University of Massachusetts
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
State Coordinator:
Clem Clay
UMass Extension
This fact sheet describes aggregate stability, what we measure and why, and provides three methods that can be used to measure aggregate stability. This was the first attempt at creating "nitty gritty" methods guidance for an audience that sometimes just wants to give a nice demonstration, and other times wants to add more meaningful data to on-farm trials or demonstrations without having a research budget. The fact sheet was used in tandem with a hands-on workshop. Simpler, ever more accessible methods for other soil testing parameters are found in the "Soil Health Kit and Guidebook" resource.
Fact Sheet
Sam Corcoran, UMass
Arthur Siller, UMass
Alexa Smychkovich, UMass
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
This product is associated with the project "Soil Health Education for Massachusetts Agricultural Service Providers"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.