Comparative Study of Infiltration Characteristics
Author(s):
Prajakta Wani, Dr. C. L. Jejurkar., Puja Shirke , Pradnya Jagtap , Sakshi Gade
Keywords:
Infiltration, Soil types, Soil texture, Soil structure, Agricultural productivity.
Abstract
Infiltration is a crucial process that determines the ability of soil to absorb and retain water. It is a critical factor in the water cycle and has a significant impact on plant growth and agricultural productivity. Infiltration helps in maintaining soil moisture, ground water table, water quality and also reduce soil erosion. The study was conducted in a field located in a rural area. The three soil types were selected based on their texture and location. This study investigates the infiltration characteristics of four different soil types, including sand, clay, murum and compacted clay. The double-ring infiltrometer method was used to measure the infiltration rate of each soil type, and the soil texture and structure were analyzed. The results showed that the infiltration rate was highest in sand soil (48 min/hr), followed by clay (38.47 min/hr), murum (32 min/hr), and compacted soil (9.3 min/hr). The soil texture and structure significantly affected the infiltration rate, with loam soil having the highest pore space, resulting in the highest infiltration rate. This study highlights the importance of understanding the infiltration characteristics of different soil types to manage water resources effectively and enhance agricultural productivity
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Unique Paper ID: 160380

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1

Page(s): 421 - 424
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