Leaching / lysimeter

Studying agricultural soils with the aid of lysimeters

Lysimeters are cylindrical containers filled with natural soil. The water percolating into the soil can be collected at the bottom of these containers. Agroscope’s lysimeters are used to study the water- and mass balance of agricultural soils. In this video, you’ll discover the largest and most modern lysimeter installation in Europe, which has been at Agroscope since 2009.