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Tänikon
Eschikon
Zürich-Reckenholz
Birmensdorf
Bern-Liebefeld
Lausanne
 
 

Operated by: Forschungsanstalt Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART
CH-8046 Zürich
Contact: Volker Prasuhn
Phone: +41 1 377 71 45
Fax: +41 1 377 72 01
mailto:volker.prasuhn@art.admin.ch
http://www.art.admin.ch

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Field lysimeter in Tänikon

Tänikon (Ettenhausen; CH 4)
Purpose of this facility Measurement of nitrate leaching
Lysimeter type NON-WEIGHABLE MONOLITHIC GRAVITATION LYSIMETER/
ZERO-TENSION LYSIMETER
Operating since 1999
Number of lysimeters 9 (3 vessels since 2007)
Size classification standard
Exact size 1.13 m diameter x 1.5 m depth, cylindrical
Building material of container Chromium steel
Feature of lysimeter bottom Coarse concrete layer
Lysimeter cellar (material) Concrete
Seepage water determination Gravimetric
Nutrients/nutrient balances N; also balances: fertilization and crop offtake
Measuring interval(s) of substances fortnightly
Soil fraction(s) Loam
Soil type Luvisol
Soil thickness in m 1.5
Vegetation and cultivation Arable crops
Server, data base yes
Data logger yes
Further investigations/equipment Yield and nutrient content of plants; tipping buckets for determination of seepage water
Used model/goal of investigation lysimeter data serves as basic data for the nutrient flow
model MODIFFUS (determination of diffusive N losses on
a meso-scale level)
Position 711 000 / 260 100 (47°29'10'' N, 8°55'10'' E)
Altitude above sea level in m 540
Mean annual temperature in °C 8.3
Mean annual precipitation in mm 1189
Topographic feature Slightly undulated
Parent material Ground moraine
Crop rotation and for which period Maize - winter wheat + catch crop - field peas - winter wheat -
winter barley - grass-clover ley - grass-clover ley (7 years)
Ground cultivation conventional or direct drilling
Used fertilizer/manure organic-mineral
Amount of fertilizer(s) used in kg/ha according to guidelines for arable and grassland
farming 2008; ca. 130 kg N/ha/year
Fertilization period March-July
Use of pesticide yes (integrated farming), no (organic farming)
Meteorological parameters Temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, global radiation; evaporation pan existing
Year of survey 2004/2008
   
(last updated: July 25, 2008)