Lysimeter and Installation Method

Lysimeter and Installation Method

The invention is a lysimeter and a method of installation of such a lysimeter for collecting an adequately representative sample of drainage water from a soil without removing or substantially disturbing the soil from its original position.

Objective

Landcare Research is seeking partnership with industry.

Unique Selling Propositions
  • Minimal disturbance of overlying soil profiles
  • Increased cost effectiveness per unit area
  • Low maintenance with simple robust design and few working parts
  • Greatly increases the measurement area improving representativeness of variability
Applications
  • To measure the nitrate leaching from effluent application
  • An on-farm tool for farmers and regional councils to measure drainage
Project Status

Proof of Concept - Early prototype built