Ways to Attack a Wet Infield Quiz Please sign up for the course before taking this quiz. It is a good idea to apply drying agent to help dry the infield when:1 the standing water has been removed. the infield puddles are less than 1/4 inch deep. the rain stops and you can dump some drying agent directly into puddles. “Back raking” is a scarifying technique used to avoid wet material sticking to the rake and clumping. When you are back raking, you are pushing material away from you as you rake.1 True False When using a puddle sponge, you want to:1 pull the sponge toward you over the surface of the puddle. lay the sponge directly in standing water and press down. gently toss the sponge into the puddle from a safe distance so you don't disturb the soil.