Water holding capacity is an essential soil moisture parameter for irrigation design irrigation, management, field calibration and ground truthing of EM scanning maps, and input to the Overseer model.
HydroServices has expertise, experience and soil moisture data base to carry out water holding capacity assessment:
- Soil profiles inspected, classified and evaluated for quality characteristics (structure, porosity, biological activity).
- The suitability of the soil for the intended purpose can be assessed and reported.
- Neutron probe and tensiometer measurements of soil moisture in 10cm layers from the soil surface to a depth of to 1 to 1.2 metres can be made and field capacity and wilting point determined from a unique soil moisture release or pF curve.