Small weighable lysimeters for grazed pastures.

Published online
01 Jan 1976
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Lynch, J. J. & Green, G. C. & Mottershead, B. E.

Publication language
Australia & New South Wales


The type of lysimeter described consisted of a galvanized steel vessel 47 cm diameter and 60 cm deep containing a soil monolith and resting in a hole 49 cm diameter lined with a steel lining sleeve and set flush with the pasture. The lysimeter was hoisted for weighing by lifting on 4 lugs. Lysimeter components, jigs and weighing system are described and illustrated. Principal-component analysis of changes in soil water content measured using lysimeters and a neutron moisture meter over 4 successive periods indicated that one method could be substituted for the other.

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