This is how the experimental plots look like close to end of the first dry period, after 7 days without irrigation. We are periodically sampling gases in both AWD and PF (Permanent flooded) treatments while monitoring soil and water physic-chemical traits.
AWD plots after 7 days without irrigation
Soil matric water potential: when the tensiometer readings reach -30kPa then the rice will be irrigated.
Sustainable and environmental friendly rice cultivation systems in Europe
is funded by the FACCE-ERA-NET+ on Climate Smart Agriculture.