A compact and inexpensive mobile weighing device for water relations studies of container-grown trees

McKeon, Michael G., Joyce, Daryl C. and Frith, Robert H. (2008) A compact and inexpensive mobile weighing device for water relations studies of container-grown trees. Australian Journal of Botany, 56 6: 535-538. doi:10.1071/BT08068


Author McKeon, Michael G.
Joyce, Daryl C.
Frith, Robert H.
Title A compact and inexpensive mobile weighing device for water relations studies of container-grown trees
Journal name Australian Journal of Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0067-1924
1444-9862
Publication date 2008-09-16
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BT08068
Volume 56
Issue 6
Start page 535
End page 538
Total pages 4
Editor Bob Hill
Simone Farrer
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Language eng
Subject 0607 Plant Biology
0706 Horticultural Production
Formatted abstract A low-cost mobile load cell-based weighing device is described for use in experiments that involve measuring
water use by container-grown trees. The relatively lightweight (~30 kg) mobile weighing device was constructed from strong,corrosion-resistant materials readily available from commercial sources. The device has a total weighing capacity of 500 kg on the basis of rated capacity of 250 kg from each of two load cells and a maximum resolution of 0.020 kg.On the basis of a soil surface area of 825 cm2 for the containers used in the proving study, this sensitivity corresponded to an equivalent water depth of 0.23 mm.
Keyword Cost-benefit analysis
Experimental study
Plant water relations
Water depth
Cell-based weighing device
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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