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Title Proximal sensing: Investigating relations between bulk density and penetration resistance measurements in relation to soil compaction
Group Soil Geography and Landscape
Project type thesis
Credits 36
Supervisor(s) Titia Mulder (SGL WUR) and Fenny van Egmond (WENR)
Examiner(s) Titia Mulder
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Begin date 2020/07/19
End date
Description Both in field penetration resistance and bulk density measurements are heavily dependent on soil moisture content at the time of in-field measurement. Currently, little is known about what the impact of the timing is on final farmers recommendations that are being made based on the in-field measurement. Questions you may address in this research: When do crops actually experience stress due to compaction? Should we derive a soil compaction indicator and thresholds based on both soil moisture and penetration resistance measurements for certain soil types?
Used skills GIS and R scripting