This class is part of a six part series, Getting Down to Earth: Understanding soils for ecosystem resilience and repair. We will dive into exploring how water enters, moves, and gets stored in soils and the relationship between levels of soil moisture and ecosystem function. Topics will include how topography influences water movement, soil physical and chemical properties control soil water storage, and field methods for assessing soil water holding capacity and drainage. Irrigation tools and best management practices will be reviewed.
Taught by Rodney Pond and Christina Pfeiffer
Hosted by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens