Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2016 Vol: 8 Issue: 12

Dielectric Technique for Measuring Soil Water Content


The water content present in soil samples collected from the agricultural field has been reported in this work. The amount of water content present in the soil samples has been evaluated from the dielectric data. The dielectric data that is dielectric constant of the soil samples is confirmed from microwave X- band set up. The amount of moisture present in the soil has been evaluated using Topp calibration equation. The physical – chemical properties of the said soil samples have been calculated and reported. The results show that the dielectric constant of the black soil is higher than that of red soil indicates presence of higher water content in that particular soil sample.