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Procedures for Using and Reporting Data Obtained with the Soil Cone Penetrometer

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

ASAE  ASAE EP542.1   November  2019

Keywords: Compaction, Penetrometer, Soil

1 Purpose and Scope

1.1This Engineering Practice establishes standard methods for planning, using, and reporting data obtained with a soil cone penetrometer, which is defined by ASAE S313. Although data are relatively simple to obtain with the soil cone penetrometer, the described procedures should be followed in obtaining and reporting the data to minimize measurement variability.

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