Using the Green and Ampt infiltration equation on native and plowed rangeland soils
Keywordssoil organic matter
soil water content
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CitationHutten, N. C., & Gifford, G. F. (1988). Using the Green and Ampt infiltration equation on native and plowed rangeland soils. Journal of Range Management, 41(2), 159-162.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractSoil textural relationships were used on 3 soil series on both plowed and native rangeland to predict Green and Ampt infiltration equation parameters. Infiltration rates predicted from the Green and Ampt soil texture relationships were regressed against field infiltration rates. Good predictability was found on only 4 of 94 plots, all of which were in the agricultural area. Results indicate that current soil texture relationships developed for estimating infiltration rates may not be sufficient for use in either agricultural or rangeland semiarid environments. At this point in time, if infiltration values are important, then they should be measured (not estimated) using appropriate methodologies.