Date of Award:

5-1957

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Plants, Soils, and Climate

Department name when degree awarded

Soil Physics

Advisor/Chair:

Sterling Taylor

Abstract

The tenacity with which water is held in the soil is an important factor in determining the availability of water to plants. It is this attraction for water by the soil particle which is the basic phenomenon of soil moisture tension. Soil moisture tension may be defined as the pressure difference that must be maintained across the wall of a porous cup in order to attain a zero transfer rate between water in the soil, which is subject to surface-force action, and water in the cup, which is not subject to surface force action.

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