Soil hydraulic functions of horticultural substrates

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DOI for Scientific and Technical Data
10.4228/ZALF.2015.278
Title
Soil hydraulic functions of horticultural substrates
Citation
Schindler, Uwe (2016): Soil hydraulic functions of horticultural substrates, Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.[doi: 10.4228/ZALF.2015.278]
Publisher
Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.
Dates
Accepted:2016
Available:2016
Collected:2015
Contributor(s)
DataCollector: Institut für Landschaftswasserhaushalt, Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.
HostingInstitution: Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V. , Müncheberg (Germany)
DataManager: Forschungsinformationssysteme, Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.
RegistrationAgency: German National Library of Science and Technology - TIB
Creator(s)
Schindler, Uwe
Subject(s)
AGROVOC:
soil
soil hydraulic properties
soil hydraulic conductivity
hygroscopicity

GEMET:
soil
water
conductivity
Description
A set of 36 commercial horticultural substrates was selected and the hydraulic properties (water retention curve, unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function, capillary rise and shrinkage) were measured with the extended evaporation method (EEM). Additionally, the water drop penetration time was determined as a measure of wettability. Here the raw data are presented.
Language
English
Related Datasets
IsDocumentedBy: 10.5073/JFK.2015.06.02
Data Format
csv
Version
1.0
Type of Resource
Dataset: Table
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Parameter
(parameter; compartment; instrument; method)
Logarithm of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity (log10K); Horticultural substrate; Hydraulic property analyzer; EEM - extended evaporation method (Schindler et al., 2010)
Capillary rise(cm); Horticultural substrate; installation for measuring hydraulic properties of soils; Calculation of hydraulic conductivity function for a stationary capillary ascent rate of 5mm / d
Dry bulk density (g/cm³); Horticultural substrate; Hydraulic property analyzer; Calculation of soil dry mass and volume of the sample
Water content (Vol%); Horticultural substrate; Balance; Sample mass difference
Degree of decomposition; Horticultural substrate; Hand for squeezing; Squeezing method after von Post, 1922
pF(-) Negative logarithm of the amount of soil water tension; Horticultural substrate; Hydraulic property analyzer; EEM - extended evaporation method (Schindler et al., 2010)
Ash content (%); Horticultural substrate; Muffle furnace and weighing; DIN 18128, 2002
Dry matter (%); Horticultural substrate; Drying cabinet; Drying at 105 °C and final weight
Wetting time (sec); Horticultural substrate; installation for measuring hydraulic properties of soils; Water Drop Penetration Time (WDPT)
Structure of Data Table(s)
View: BASIC

Column name

Parameter

Units

Description

HS_ID

 

Horticultural substrate ID 

Application

Basic data for hydrological database – potting soil

Recommended application: C-container, F - field

Price

Basic data for hydrological database – potting soil

Price level: M – medium, H -high 

Ash_perc 

ash content.(%)

%

ash content, burning at 650°C  

Hh

bog peat .(%)

%

percentage of bog peat, according to the packaging

H

degree of decomposition

degree of decomposition

Cocos_perc

Coir.(%)

%

Coir in %, according to packaging

Compost_perc

Compost.(%)

%

Compost in %, according to packaging

Perlite_perc

Perlite.(%)

%

Perlite in %, according to packaging

Clay_perc

Clay.(%)

%

Clay in %, according to packaging

Mineral_perc

Minerals.(%)

%

Minerals in % - sand, loam, lime stone, according to packaging

Sdry_perc

Sdry.(%) 

%

Dry matter after drying at 105 °C in %

CR5_cm

CR5.(cm)

cm

capillary height in cm of a 5 mm/d rate

WT4_sec

WT4.(sec) 

sec

wetting time in sec. after free evaporation


 

View: Dry bulk density

Column name
Parameter
Units
Description
HS_ID
 
 
Horticultural substrate ID 
ID
 
 
Sample ID
DBD
Dry bulk density.(g/cm³)
g/cm³
Dry bulk density of the sample in g/cm³

View: RAWRET

Column name
Parameter
Units
Description
HS_ID
 
 
Horticultural substrate ID 
ID
 
 
Sample ID
pF
negative logarithm of the absolute value of soil water tension
 
negative logarithm of the absolute value of soil water tension
Water_Content
Water content.(Vol%)  
Vol% 
Water content (Vol.%)

 

View: RAWCON_pF

Column name
Parameter
Units
Description
HS_ID
 
 
Horticultural substrate ID 
ID
 
 
Sample ID
pF
Soil water tension
negative logarithmof the absolute value ofsoil water tension in hPa
Log10K
logarithm of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity
 
logarithm of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity

 

View: RAWCON_WC

Column name
Parameter
Units
Description
HS_ID
 
 
Sample ID
ID
 
 
Proben ID
Water_content
Water content.(Vol%)  
Vol% 
Water content (Vol %)
Log10K
logarithm of unsaturated hydraulic conductivitylogarithm of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity
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