DLO-Wnand Staring Centre, Department of Soil and International Cooperation Wageningen, Netherlands

we have been measuring with our TDR system the last year in China in our soil erosion project. As you know we had 30 TRIME-IT TDR probes installed in an erosion gully. We have had very nice measurements all during the season from April until September last year. In all we are quite pleased with the system, which turned out to be a very reliable tool in our research.

Erik van den Elsen, Project Coordinator

National Forestry Research Program INTA-EEA Bariloche, Argentina

we are working with a TRIME FM since 1997 and in 1998 we purchased another equipment. We are satisfied with the performance of both equipments and also with the technical assistance we got each time it was required. The large distance between Germany and Argentina was overcompensated with the fast answers via fax or e-mail, each time we needed to consult the technical staff of IMKO.

Tomas Schlichter, Project Coordinator

Cornell University, Department of Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Science, US

Our research investigates water relations in the rice-wheat cropping system of Nepal. Specifically, we are evaluating the impact of different tillage and crop establishement techniques on soil physical properties and the subsequent plant growth response.
Measuring water content at incremental depths in the soil profile is crucial for assessing and interpreting variations in plant growth. To this end, our group purchased a TRIME-FM device with the tube-access probe. We’ve successfully used the TRIME package in both the rice and wheat crop in Nepal. Several locations over the course of the growing season. The tube-access approach gives us the flexibility to ensure that our results are replicated and represantive. The TRIME device is lightweight, exceptionally easy to operate, and readily transported from site-to-site. Based on our experience, a colleague in our department has also purchased the TRIME-FM device.

Andrew McDonald, Graduate Research Assistant