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Spilimbergo Udine
Legnaro (Padova)
Torino; no further information
Tor Mancina (Tevere Valley)
Mesocosmo AMRA (Piana di Monte Verna, Caserta)

Operated by: Istituto Sperimentale per la Nutrizione delle Piante (Research Institute for Plant Nutrition), C.R.A.
Via della Navicella, 2-4, IT-00184 Rome
Phone: +39 06 7005299
Fax: +39 06 7005711
Contact: Rosa Francaviglia

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Aerial viewLysimeter before fillingLysimeters within a homogeneous cropped field
Tor Mancina, Tevere Valley (IT 4)
Purpose of this facility to assess risk of groundwater contamination from some herbicides commonly used in the Mediterranean area; to gain data for a simulation modelLysimeter facility; comparing and evaluating pesticide leaching models
Operating since 1987
Number of lysimeters 30
Size classification large
Exact size 1.6 m diameter x 1.5/2/3 m depth, cylindrical
Building material of container Reinforced concrete
Lysimeter cellar (material) yes (underground laboratory)#
Seepage water determination Gravimetric, PVC tube to an underground laboratory; drainage bottles
Nutrients/nutrient balances hebicides, bromide, EC
Measuring interval(s) of substances weekly
Soil fraction(s) Clay loam, gravel bed
Soil type Calcaric Fluvisol
Vegetation and cultivation Arable land/field
Probes installed Sensors for soil temperature (in 20 cm depth)
Data logger; server, data base yes
Further investigations or equipment Water table depth in lysimeters can be modified by means of a system of communicating vase or lysimeter can be used as a free draining system, volume of water is then recorded through tipping rain-gauges
Remarks Sprinkler system simulating 398 mm or 548 mm; lysimeter station stopped in late 1990s, reconstruction is now planned
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