wilting point


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wilting point

[′wilt·iŋ ‚pȯint]
(botany)
A condition in which a plant begins to use water from its own tissues for transpiration because soil water has been exhausted.
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Field capacity and permanent wilting point aside, Decker checks the forecast frequently for changes in weather.
Reduction in average depth of contour line of field capacity after irrigation and reduction in average depth of contour line of permanent wilting point before irrigation indicates a decline in the influence of water stress on the cultivated plants.
For a plant growing in soil, the ability of its roots to take up water will be limited by either the suction at the wilting point ([h.
In other years, soil water reserve on irrigation depth decreased below wilting point.
2001) is a very simplified method in which the estimation of the permanent wilting point is performed based on a single property.
In order to include representative soils from different textural classes spread across the country, exhaustive data on soil physical properties such as sand, silt, clay, bulk density, organic matter content, field capacity, and moisture content at wilting point for major soil groups and series or associations existing in each Indian State were collected and compiled from published scientific papers, reports, and other relevant literature.
It can be described qualitatively by terms such as field capacity and wilting point, but it can also be described quantitatively by terms such as gravimetric and volumetric water content.
In Figure 7-1 you can see that for field capacity, wilting point, hygroscopic water, and oven-dry soil, an approximate water potential is given in units of either megapascals (MPa) or bars of tension.
Eventually, at the permanent wilting point, most cohesion water is gone and the plant can no longer overcome the soil-water potential (figure 7-6D).
In the dry treatment, both cultivars were able to extract water close to the wilting point in the 0- to 0.
If plants are at the wilting point by the end of the day, don't wait until the next morning to water; be sure plants have sufficient moisture during the night.
For the purposes outlined here, we anchor the dry end of our retention curves at the wilting point as defined by the water content corresponding to a matric head of 150 m, [[theta].