WATERAGRI partners from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) from Vienna, developed solution Tracer Methods. At a recent General Assembly meeting in Bologna, Alba Canet i Marti from BOKU explained in brief this innovative solution.
The method involves utilizing the isotopic composition of precipitation water to quantify soil-water fluxes, presenting a novel approach to understanding the dynamics of water movement within the soil. This solution is tested at the Austrian pilot site. The versatility of this method allows its application in remote areas, opening new avenues for research and data collection.
The primary objective of Tracer Methods is to unravel the mysteries of soil-water dynamics in agricultural fields. By offering a means to quantify soil-water fluxes, this method empowers researchers to make informed decisions about water management practices. It provides a lens through which agricultural practices’ impact on soil water can be comprehensively understood, laying the groundwork for sustainable and efficient water use in farming.
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