Design and Construction of a Constant Head Infiltrometer
Closeup water drops. UF/IFAS Photo by Marisol Amador
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constant head test
Mariotte siphon

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Bashyal, Mahesh, Michael J. Mulvaney, and Eban Z. Bean. 2019. “Design and Construction of a Constant Head Infiltrometer: SS-AGR-433/AG433, 6/2019”. EDIS 2019 (3). Gainesville, FL.


This new 8-page document details the construction procedure for a Mariotte siphon constant head infiltrometer using readily available materials. Written by Mahesh Bashyal, Michael J. Mulvaney, and Eban Z. Bean, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, June 2019.
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