Soil Wetting Agents: Their Use in Crop Production

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North Central Regional Publication
Originally published by Kansas State University, this publication has been adapted for regional distribution

How effective are soil wetting agents? Studies find that certain soils may be very receptive to them while others suffer adverse reactions. This publication covers how to test soil for compatibility with wetting agents as well as soil characteristics and management practices that can help increase water infiltration.


  • Soil management
  • Soil texture
  • Water-repellent soil
  • Wettable soil


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