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North Savo Research Station Maaninka

Operated by: Agrifood Research Finland
SF-31600 Jokioinen
Contact: Kirsi Saarijärvi
Phone: +358 17 264 4800
Fax: +358 17 264 4851

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North Savo Research Station Maaninka (FI 2)
Purpose of this facility Agricultural field experiments, different cultivation practises
Lysimeter type LARGE LYSIMETER
Operating since 1986
Number of lysimeters 12
Size classification large
Exact size 10 x 10 x 1.8 m depth
Feature of lysimeter bottom Thick plastic sheet
Lysimeter cellar (material) Concrete
Seepage water determination Gravimetric
Nutrients/nutrient balances N, P, Ca, K, Mg (also balances); Mn, Na, Fe
Measuring interval of substances every 10-15 mm
Soil fraction(s) Fine sand, coarse sand, loam, clay
Soil type Dystric Regosol, medium textured
Soil thickness in m 1.8
Vegetation and cultivation Arable land and grassland
Crop rotation Rotation 4 years intervall (crops, grass)
Use of fertilizers/manure if needed in experiments (variable amounts)
Irrigation and use of pesticides if needed in experiments
Probes installed Tensiometers, gypsum blocks, TDR, sensors for soil temperature
Server, data base yes
Model used to get information of the different cultivation practises (kg nutrient per hectare)
Further equipment 2 surface runoff collectors on two of the lysimeters, each 400 m²
Future developments surface runoff collectors on 5 of the lysimeters to measure both leaching and surface runoff from the same area
Position 63°10'N, 27°18'E
Mean annual temperature in C 2.4
Mean annual precipitation in mm 578
Altitude above sea level (m) 100
Topographic feature Terrace, slope (1 %)
Meteorological parameters Temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, global radiation, radiation from sky, wind velocity, evaporation pan existing
Year of survey 2005