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dc.contributor.authorSoler Méndez, Manuel 
dc.contributor.authorParras Burgos, Dolores 
dc.contributor.authorMas Espinosa, Estefanía 
dc.contributor.authorRuiz Canales, Antonio 
dc.contributor.authorIntrigliolo Molina, Diego Sebastiano 
dc.contributor.authorMolina Martínez, José Miguel
dc.identifier.citationSoler-Méndez, M.; Parras-Burgos, D.; Mas-Espinosa, E.; Ruíz-Canales, A.; Intrigliolo, D.S.; Molina-Martínez, J.M. Standardization of the Dimensions of a Portable Weighing Lysimeter Designed to Be Applied to Vegetable Crops in Mediterranean Climates. Sustainability 2021, 13, 2210.
dc.description.abstractThe progress made in developing information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the fact that water resources are becoming increasingly scarce make precision agriculture a very valuable tool for efficient and sustainable crop management, particularly for irrigation and fertilisation. In line with this, the water balance estimate is considered one of the most accurate methods for estimating crops’ water requirements. The Agromotic Engineering and Sea Research Group of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain) has worked in this direction to obtain portable weighing lysimeters with improved functions compared to traditional measurement systems. This study analysed the most important vegetable crops in south-eastern Spain to standardise suitable dimensions so that these portable weighing lysimeters can monitor practically all of today’s vegetable and herbaceous crops in Mediterranean climates. The dimensions established for the cultivation tank are 150 cm long, 45 cm wide, and 50 cm deep, with an equipment resolution of up to 0.09 mm expressed as water lamina. The validation over seven irrigation events established that the structural system achieved here allows precise monitoring of the water exchanges produced in the cultivation tank, so this portable weighing lysimeter can be useful for the efficient management of fertigationes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch and development project with reference IDI-20190146, entitled “Development and implementation of a weighing lysimeter ferticontrol equipment for use in intensive agriculture”, in collaboration with the company AGROSOLMEN, S.L., cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Spanish Multiregional Operational Programme 2014–2020. Preciriego (RTC-2017-6365-2) project co-financed by FEDER and AEI-Spain.es_ES
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.es_ES
dc.titleStandardization of the dimensions of a portable weighing lysimeter designed to be applied to vegetable crops in Mediterranean climateses_ES
dc.subjectVegetable cropses_ES
dc.subjectPrecision agriculturees_ES
dc.subjectWater balancees_ES
dc.subjectWeighing lysimeteres_ES
dc.subjectSustainable fertigation managementes_ES
dc.subject.otherExpresión Gráfica en Ingenieríaes_ES
dc.subject.unesco5102.01 Agriculturaes_ES
dc.subject.unesco3305.19 Irrigaciónes_ES
dc.contributor.funderAGROSOLMEN, S.L.es_ES
dc.contributor.funderFondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)es_ES

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