Prevention of soil compaction by agricultural operations in Chuquisaca, Bolivia

01 February 2016 → 30 April 2021
Federal funding: VLIR-UOS
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
soil compaction
Project description

This project will develop a decision support tool that allows to evaluate the risk of soil compaction due to agricultural operations with heavy machinery. The tool compares mechanical strenght of the soil with stresses propagated in soil and exerted by wheels from machinery driving on the soil. It will be used to raise awareness to soil compaction. Meanwhile, the capacity of SFXU staff regarding teaching and research on soil compaction in an agricultural context will be enhanced.