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Agriculture, Volume 8, Issue 4 (April 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The continuous tracing of soil water content provided by proximal gamma-ray spectroscopy shows high [...] Read more. The continuous tracing of soil water content provided by proximal gamma-ray spectroscopy shows high potential for site-specific rational irrigation planning aimed at the sustainable use of water. This non-invasive and contactless technique is recognized as one of the best space–time trade-off methods. Thanks to the installation of a permanent measurement station in a tomato field in Emilia-Romagna (Italy), daily soil water content values were estimated over a seven month period of data collection on the basis of the observed gamma-ray signals, with which soil moisture is negatively correlated. View this paper