Lysimeter’s lessons soaking in

Outlet: The Pueblo Chieftain

April 23, 2011

ROCKY FORD — Alfalfa water consumption could be greater than calculated by traditional models, research indicates. The state has invested more than $1 million since 2004 in a lysimeter at the Colorado State University Agricultural Research Center east of Rocky Ford. The lysimeter physically weighs the amount of water being used on a crop, rather than estimating use through equations…

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