The effect of a prototype hydromulch on soil water evaporation under controlled laboratory conditions
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Organic hydromulches can be an interesting alternative for weed control in perennial crops, but can also reduce soil water evaporation. To examine the effect of a hydromulch layer on soil water content in dry conditions laboratory experiments were conducted at constant 25°C, 40% air RH. Both for small soil containers with a short time course and for larger soil columns (with two sensors at depths of 6 cm and 11 cm) with a longer time course, the presence and also the thickness of hydromulch were significant factors for the temporal evolution of soil water content
CitationVerdu, A. [et al.]. The effect of a prototype hydromulch on soil water evaporation under controlled laboratory conditions. "Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics", 2020, vol. 68, núm. 4, p. 404-410.