Office Hours 9: Soil Particle Size Analysis

Office Hours 9: Soil particle size analysis

Learn about the right way to analyze soil texture and measurement tips for high-quality data in this live Q&A session with our science and product experts.

Most soil particle size analysis methods are time-consuming, requiring continuous tending, and can be inaccurate. So how do you ensure that your analysis is as accurate as possible and that you’re using the right measurement method for your application?

Join Shaun Weldon, product manager at METER Group, and Leo Rivera the Director of Scientific Outreach as they discuss what process to choose for your uses and the powerful insights that can be determined with the analysis of soil particle size. In this episode, they will answer questions such as:

  • Why analyze soil texture?
  • What methods can be used to analyze soil texture?
  • Can the PARIO determine particle size of silt in stream samples?
  • What are the consequences of a less accurate analysis?
  • When are complete soil particle distribution curves used versus partial curves?
  • What applications best suit the PARIO?
  • How long do measurements take with the PARIO?
  • And more

Presenters

Leo Rivera operates as a research scientist and Director of Science Outreach at METER Group, the world leader in soil moisture measurement. He earned his undergraduate degree in Agriculture Systems Management at Texas A&M University, where he also got his Master’s degree in Soil Science. There he helped develop an infiltration system for measuring hydraulic conductivity used by the NRCS in Texas. Currently, Leo is the force behind application development in METER’s hydrology instrumentation including the SATUROHYPROP and WP4C. He also works in R&D to explore new instrumentation for water and nutrient movement in soil.

Shaun Weldon operates as the SATURO, HYPROP, and tensiometer product manager at METER Group, the world leader in soil moisture measurement. He has over seven years of experience helping researchers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.

Questions?

Our scientists have decades of experience helping researchers and growers measure the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.  

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