Design and 3D prototyping of four portable buried weighing lysimeters for horticultural crops: Diseño y prototipado en 3D de cuatro lisímetros de pesadaportables enterrados para cultivos hortícolas

  1. J.A. Nicolás-Cuevas 1
  2. D. Parras-Burgos 1
  3. L. Ruiz-Peñalver 1
  4. J.M. Molina-Martínez 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


7th Workshop on Agri-food Research (WiA.18): Cartagena (Murcia), del 7 al 8 de mayo de 2018

Year of publication: 2018

Type: Conference paper


In areas with scarce water resources, the management of water is essential for achievingan economically sustainable agriculture. Among the technologies available, lysimeters areone of the most reliable to determine crop evapotranspiration and improve irrigationefficiency. This communication shows four prototypes of weighing lysimeters designed asmodular systems of small dimensions for its assembly in horticultural plantations. In thevarious prototypes, modifications have been introduced to facilitate their installation andmaintenance, improving their performance and achieving a transportable prototype foreasy assembly