In accordance with the combat against drought damages and soil degradation, conventional soil cultivation methods are prospectively replaced by conservation tillage. The determination of the effects of technological elements influencing the soil water regime (mulching, mitigation of cracking etc.) can contribute to the elaboration of water preserving technologies as the elements of up-to-date and sustainable crop production. I examined the soil water regime processes by operating a weighable lysimeter system that is unique in its type in Hungary. I gained more information on the effects of soil cultivation techniques suitable for the mitigation of the unproductive losses (evaporation, deep percolation) occur out of the vegetation period on the water balance components of the soil. I provided data about the effects of certain technological elements (mulch layer, heat isolating soil surface, mitigation of cracking, etc.) on the soil water balance under different climatic and hydrologic conditions.