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The Effect of Soluble Salts on Soil Water Availability

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dc.contributor.author Bauer, Armand
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title The Effect of Soluble Salts on Soil Water Availability en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source North Dakota Farm Research: Vol. 33, No. 05, pp. 09-14 en_US
dc.description Water held in the soil between the field capacity and permanent wilting point is referred to as available soil water. The concept is based on the premise that the only factor affecting availability is the attraction of water for soil solid surfaces and the attraction of water molecules for each other. However, when excess amounts of soluble salts are present in the soil solution, these, too, impose a restraint on availability of water to the plant through the phenomenon referred to as osmotic potential. The effect of excess soluble salts on water availability can var with the amount and kind of soluble salt, the kind of crop, and the atmospheric conditions as they affect rate of evaporation of water from plants and the soil.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-23T15:20:40Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-23T15:20:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9749
dc.date 1976 en_US
dc.subject Saline water en_US
dc.subject Soil water en_US

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