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  1. Vol. 54 No. 5, p. 453-456
     
    Received: Dec 26, 1961
    Published: Sept, 1962


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doi:10.2134/agronj1962.00021962005400050024x

Some Observations on the Movement of Water to Plant Roots1

  1. W. R. Gardner and
  2. C. F. Ehlig2

Synopsis

Synopsis

An equation describing the uptake of water by plants is described. Greenhouse experiments support the equation and show that the iower limit of water availability is determined by the rate of water transmission through the soil to the plant roots. An appreciable amount of water is shown to move vertically in the root zone.

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