Field Data Methods
Bulk density was measured by a Madera Probe every 200ft from East to West at depth of 0-6in. Filter strip vegetation cover was determined using the Laflen transect method. Three transects of 50ft were set up in an X pattern across the field, cover was measured every two feet. On the South side of the field a Tipping Bucket rain gauge was used to measure rainfall at .01in per tip. Additionally, an ET Gauge was installed at the South end of the field. Soil moisture throughout the filter strip was measured at the West, center, and East of the area of study using Watermarks at 8in, 18in, and 30in. Soil moisture data was hooked up to a cellular modem to send real-time data.