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Development and Testing of a Small Weighable Lysimeter System to Assess Water Use by Shallow-Rooted Crops
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Transactions of the ASAE. Vol. 44 (1): 71-78 . (doi: 10.13031/2013.2309) @2001
Authors: E. C. Martin, A. S. de Oliveira, A. D. Folta, E. J. Pegelow, D. C. Slack
Keywords: Lysimeter, Evapotranspiration, Shallow rooted crops, Weighing, Mobile
A mobile weighing system was designed in 1994 to weigh small lysimeters to measure water use by shallow-rooted crops. Using a reconditioned pesticide sprayer, a hoist, and a weighmeter, small lysimeters were weighed in the 1995, 1996, and 1997 growing seasons. The lysimeters were constructed of 4.8-mm hot-rolled steel and were 0.91