Statistische analyse veldexperimenten waterinfiltratiesystemen in het westelijke veenweidegebied van Nederland: Rapportage veldonderzoeken die hebben plaatsgevonden in de periode 2004-2021

I.E. Hoving, J.W. van Riel, H.T.L. Massop, J.J.H. van den Akker, K.M. van Houwelingen

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For the field trials with submerged drains and pump-controlled submerged drains (pressurised drains) that have been carried out since 2003, a statistical analysis has been carried out on measured groundwater levels (2004-2021) and grass yields (2004-2015). The statistical analysis yielded relationships for groundwater level to quantify the effect of submerged drains (whether or not pressurised) compared to a common situation without submerged drains. The effect of submerged drains was the same for the winter and summer half-year (linear relationship). Compared to submerged drains, pressurised drains gave extra infiltration in the summer half of the year (exponential relationship). Limiting factors for operation are inflow of polluted water, a too large drain distance and pressure loss at the moment the water level in the ditch and/or the supply control of pressurised drains moves in the same direction as the groundwater level. Grass yields were not or hardly influenced by submerged drains under fertilized conditions. Where submerged drains provided extra water infiltration during summer, the nitrogen supply from the soil was reduced. This yield-reducing effect was compensated by a higher nitrogen utilization (conversion of nitrogen from the soil and fertilizer into biomass).
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages161
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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