Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 4 - 2020
Opinion Concerning Express-Diagnostics Evaluation of the Soil Physical Properties
Edvin Nugis*
Estonian Freelancer Scientist of Soil Management and Agricultural Engineering, Honoured Inventor, Estonia
*Corresponding Author: Edvin Nugis, Estonian Freelancer Scientist of Soil Management and Agricultural Engineering, Honoured Inventor, Estonia.
Received: February 27, 2020; Published: March 03, 2020


This opinion presents the express-diagnostics method related scientific research concerning soil physical properties. The general focus is on methodological aspects of a comprehensive rapid diagnostic assessment of the soil physical properties after influence heavy mobile technical means (HMTM) on soil, i.e. example of maximum influence. This opinion includes a more attention to science and practice on environmental issues, i.e. agro ecological states (AES) of soil. Maybe this will be served as a good example comprehensive express-diagnostics evaluation of the soil physical properties which is result of long-term field experiments related Estonian soil and climatic conditions. Elaboration of suitable express-diagnostics method and relevant results related complex estimation of soil physical properties have been obtained. In this result, we have proposed the five basic diagnostics indicators of the soil physical properties: bulk density (Mg m-3), humidity (g g-1%), humus content (%) and soil macrostructure (relative units) which hereafter is simply - structure. All these diagnostic indicators were ranked as follows: a more favourable level (MFL), favourable level (FL), to be sparing with something level (SSL), unfavourable level (UFL). Concerning soil vulnerability, the main indicator of evaluation is degrees (levels) Hi of the soil physical properties. The results of calculation of the Hi which is based on comparing different level of soil vulnerability were provided. According comparative assessment based calculation of Hi after results usage of different agricultural technology we could be found FL - the least soil vulnerability; SSL - moderate soil vulnerability, and UFL - the soil is firmly unfavourable level of negative influence of the heavy mobile technical means (HMTM) on soil.

Keywords: Soil; Physical Properties; Method Assessment; Index of Ago-Ecological States

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