Measuring Water Infiltration in Agricultural Soils

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2020: $79,866.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2022
Grant Recipient: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Region: Southern
State: Arkansas
Principal Investigator:
Whether they're experiencing drought or heavy rains, farmers and graziers know that healthy soils retain water better than depleted soils. Soil aggregation creates porous space, which ensures that rainfall stays in the soil instead of running off into waterways. In this video, Lisa Blazure of the Pennsylvania Soil Health Coalition and NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Lee Rinehart discuss soil water conditions and demonstrate how to assess infiltration rates at the Columbia and Luzerne County Conservation Districts Soil Health Field Day. The field day was held at Chapin Farms, a no-till grain farm in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, in August 2022.
Lee Rinehart, NCAT
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
This product is associated with the project "Demystifying Regenerative Grazing and Soil Health"
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.