Irrigation is one of the most critical of all production practices. To provide conditions for optimum plant growth it is essential to become familiar with the factors that influence soil moisture.
Plants evaporate which has to be compensated either by rainfall or in an artificial way. Because of storage capacity in the soil, water can be buffered for certain time. The buffer capacity depends on the soil type. Clay soil has a larger storage capacity then sandy. The water storage capacity is also increased by the amount of organic matter in the soil. The water storage capacity for a crop depends on intensity and rooting depth. Enough moisture in the soil is important for plant growth, soil processes (release and transport of minerals) and for soil cultivation.
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Source: Fresh Studio
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