Capillary flow responses in a soil–plant system for modified subsurface precision irrigation

Capillary flow responses in a soil–plant system for modified subsurface precision irrigation Water movement in a soil–plant system was evaluated based on capillary flow in a modified subsurface irrigation system that incorporates a plant-water measuring device. Water from a reservoir tank located underneath the plant pot was supplied to the root zone through a fibrous medium. Evapotranspiration was measured from the water uptake and evaluations were performed based on soil moisture distribution and mass balance. Potential evapotranspiration was used as a reference for the plant–water uptake. Data were obtained from a test plant provided with the modified subsurface irrigation system. The plant was grown in a phytotron under controlled air temperature and humidity, and a comparison was made for different levels of soil moisture condition. The experimental results confirmed the operational efficiency of the modified subsurface irrigation system for precision irrigation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Precision Agriculture Springer Journals

Capillary flow responses in a soil–plant system for modified subsurface precision irrigation

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by The Author(s)
Subject
Life Sciences; Agriculture; Soil Science & Conservation; Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry; Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences; Atmospheric Sciences
ISSN
1385-2256
eISSN
1573-1618
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11119-013-9309-6
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Abstract

Water movement in a soil–plant system was evaluated based on capillary flow in a modified subsurface irrigation system that incorporates a plant-water measuring device. Water from a reservoir tank located underneath the plant pot was supplied to the root zone through a fibrous medium. Evapotranspiration was measured from the water uptake and evaluations were performed based on soil moisture distribution and mass balance. Potential evapotranspiration was used as a reference for the plant–water uptake. Data were obtained from a test plant provided with the modified subsurface irrigation system. The plant was grown in a phytotron under controlled air temperature and humidity, and a comparison was made for different levels of soil moisture condition. The experimental results confirmed the operational efficiency of the modified subsurface irrigation system for precision irrigation.

Journal

Precision AgricultureSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 2, 2013

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