Soil moisture is one of the most important parameters in agriculture. Depending on the plant type the root zone may extend up to 2 m depth. The Materialforschungs- und Prüfanstalt at the Bauhaus University Weimar develops appropriate measuremen systems together with the Thüringer Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft in Jena . At the lysimeter station Buttelstedt/Thüringen several measurement methods for point and profil soil moisture determination are investigated in long term field experiments.

(Pictures courtesy of MFPA Weimar)