Field Water Supply and Balance

Authored by: Jean L. Steiner

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
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Field water supply has been a major focus of agricultural research and management. The soil water balance is a widely used method of tracking soil water supply in a field. This approach provided some of the earliest information available about the amount of water required to produce a crop, the relationship between water use and plant production, and water stress impacts on plant water use, and remains an important approach to research and management today.

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