Savanna sandy loam soil physical conditions impacts upon infiltration

  • Américo J. Hossne G. Universidad de Oriente
  • Pedro Antonio Vásquez Universidad de Oriente
  • Escáriela Josefina Smith Universidad de Oriente
  • Luis Mercedes Leiva Universidad de Oriente
Keywords: Kostiakov equation theory, infiltration, response surface, Proctor test


This work focused on studying Kostiakov infiltration affected by wetness, depth, compaction and density. Physical properties perturbations effects on infiltration-Kostiakov interrelations. The objectives consisted finding the effects of compaction, depth, density and wetness upon infiltration, the influence of the relationship between density and wetness and the soil physical effects upon Kostiakov. Nine  cylinders of 15.24 cm diameter and 20 cm height, with 2.50 soil-kg/cylinder, analyzed with a randomized block design with three replications and three factors: wetness (3, 6, 9, 12, 15%), depth (0-15, 15-30, 45-60 cm), and three compaction levels (0, 13, 26 blows). For optimal of 8.45% wetting, 27.66 cm depth, 1.56 and 0.52 g/cm3, 0 and 13-26 compaction blow; the infiltrations were 18.77, 16.32, (0.01 and 56.8), and (24.38 and 0 tendency)  accordingly. Conclusion: infiltration, compaction and bulk density relations were inversely. Compaction most influenced infiltration, following depth and wetness up to 9%.


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Hossne G., A., Vásquez, P., Smith, E., & Leiva, L. (2020). Savanna sandy loam soil physical conditions impacts upon infiltration. Revista De Ciencias Agrícolas, 37(1). Retrieved from