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Author(s):Soldat, Doug
Author Affiliation:Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Wetting agent research update: Wetting agents in wet conditions
Column Name:Wisconsin soils report
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 39, No. 5, September/October 2010, p. 18-19, 21.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:3
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Hydrophobic soils; Irrigation practices; Precipitation rate; Soil moisture; Soil moisture sensors; Surface tension; Wetting agents
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the actions and properties of wetting agents. Lists the characteristics of wetting agents, stating that "[they have] a high degree of cohesion...surface tension...[and] adhesion." Explains that wetting agents are meant to "decrease the surface tension of the water...[and] prevent soils from becoming hydrophobic or non-wettable." Provides detailed information regarding the effectiveness of wetting agents with data collected from multiple studies. Indicates that the results suggests that "on low organic matter sand root zones, wetting agents can decrease the soil moisture content in the upper three inches."
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Soldat, D. 2010. Wetting agent research update: Wetting agents in wet conditions. Grass Roots. 39(5):p. 18-19, 21.
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