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Fenny van Egmond
Medusa Explorations
www.medusa-online.com
fenny@medusa-online.com
Sensing Soil Physical Propert...
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Organic farming
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Organic farming
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Organic farming
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Gammaspectrometer
Soil composition
Ground Penetrating Radar
Impermeable layers
GPS
Fieldbook
Data logging and vi...
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Gammaspectrometer
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Gammaspectrometer
Soil sensing Clay content measurement
Falces
Clay content map
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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Maps of compacted layers/ soil depth
Change in soil texture
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Understanding soil
GPRMedusa
Measurements
Mapping
Open data
Interpretation of the soil based on pits
Lab analys...
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Example Falces - Navarra
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Look-up table soil properties
region Navarra Navarra Navarra
area Falces Falces Falces
farmer
Jesus Aranda
Torr...
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Outlook - Vineyards
- Variety allocation
- Crop growth
- Irrigation regime
- Pruning regime
- Selection of grap...
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Outlook - Agroforestry
- Variety allocation
- Crop growth
- Field testing –
Comparable soils
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Outlook - Orchards
- Variety allocation
- Crop growth
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Muchas Gracias!
www.traditional-crops.com / www.cultivos-tradicionales.com
fenny@medusa-online.com www.medusa-o...
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  1. 1. Slide n°1 Fenny van Egmond Medusa Explorations www.medusa-online.com fenny@medusa-online.com Sensing Soil Physical Properties
  2. 2. Slide n°2
  3. 3. Slide n°3 Organic farming
  4. 4. Slide n°4 Organic farming
  5. 5. Slide n°5 Organic farming
  6. 6. Slide n°6
  7. 7. Slide n°7 Gammaspectrometer Soil composition Ground Penetrating Radar Impermeable layers GPS Fieldbook Data logging and viewing Data integration unit Agribox
  8. 8. Slide n°8 Gammaspectrometer
  9. 9. Slide n°9 Gammaspectrometer Soil sensing Clay content measurement Falces Clay content map
  10. 10. Slide n°10 Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Maps of compacted layers/ soil depth Change in soil texture
  11. 11. Slide n°11 Understanding soil GPRMedusa Measurements Mapping Open data Interpretation of the soil based on pits Lab analysis Comprehensive maps of the soil
  12. 12. Slide n°12 Example Falces - Navarra
  13. 13. Slide n°13 Look-up table soil properties region Navarra Navarra Navarra area Falces Falces Falces farmer Jesus Aranda Torres Placido Tainta Ausejo Jesus Aranda Torres years organic 2012 20 5 20 field 81 82 85 slope Level Level Flat max slope Steep Moderately steep Steep geology limestone with marls limestone with marls limestone with marls texture 25-35 % clay 25-30 % clay 25-35 % clay texture variation more clayey uphill; freshly eroded sediments? more clayey uphill more clayey uphill; freshly eroded sediments? changes in texture no major differences no major differences no major differences differences structure topsoil rel. denser topsoil; patterns comparable differences perhaps related to compaction topsoil/ subsoil patterns are the same differences structure subsoil in NW part of the field geologic layer at 120-80 cm middle of the fields has accumulated soil some geologic layers visible compaction perhaps little little compaction increased - probably not -
  14. 14. Slide n°14
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  16. 16. Slide n°16 Outlook - Vineyards - Variety allocation - Crop growth - Irrigation regime - Pruning regime - Selection of grape quality
  17. 17. Slide n°17 Outlook - Agroforestry - Variety allocation - Crop growth - Field testing – Comparable soils
  18. 18. Slide n°18 Outlook - Orchards - Variety allocation - Crop growth
  19. 19. Slide n°19 Muchas Gracias! www.traditional-crops.com / www.cultivos-tradicionales.com fenny@medusa-online.com www.medusa-online.com

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