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Water table management to save water and reduce nutrient losses from agricultural fields: 6 years of experience in North-Eastern Italy

Massimo Tolomio and Maurizio Borin

Agricultural Water Management, 2018, vol. 201, issue C, 1-10

Abstract: To evaluate the performances of a controlled drainage system in optimizing water use and reducing nutrient losses from agricultural fields, an experimental facility was set up in north-eastern Italy in 1996. Water table management was tested in combination with surface (open ditches) and subsurface (pipe) drainage systems. Data were collected from 2007 to 2013 on: water table depth, drained volumes, nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in groundwater and in drainage water.

Keywords: Controlled drainage; Pipe drainage; Surface drainage; Water saving; Nitrogen; Phosphorus (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2018.01.009

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