available moisture

available moisture

[ə′vāl·ə·bəl ′mȯis·chər]
(hydrology)
Moisture in soil that is available for use by plants.
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This is especially true for weakened winter crops, which must be supplemented as soon as possible with nitrogen fertilizers, growth regulators, using fully available moisture.
It can serve as a necessary and sufficient parameter for finding lower bounds of available moisture range, the optimal range of available moisture and optimal range of moisture diapason and, ultimately, be the controlling element in creating high-performance irrigation systems.
Although wind and temperature observations from commercial aircraft have been shown to improve operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) on global and regional scales, the quality and potential importance of newly available moisture observations are less well recognized.
The production increased as crop was sown at appropriate time and available moisture particularly in Barani Track supported germination/growth and availability and use of inputs remained adequate.
Wait until early autumn before you plant so that new ones get a chance to settle in while there is some available moisture.
Today this article may seem too simplistic an explanation of basic irrigation concepts -- field capacity, permanent wilting point, readily available moisture.
Without available moisture in the soil, the activities of beneficial soil organisms cease, plants cannot properly develop leaf and flower buds, all normal growth functions are impaired, and plants go into the winter in a weakened condition.
The time course of percentage of available moisture upto the soil depth of 60 cm was studied at the chosen growth stages in the drip fertigated treatments and the data furnished in Table 1.
What's forming these tracks is the salt in the soil absorbing any available moisture in the air, a process known as deliquescence.
This map shows regions that are potentially susceptible to dengue, based on 18 climatic and environmental variables such as temperature and available moisture.
The authors write, "Although GCMs predict that temperatures will rise virtually everywhere on Earth over the next century, future fire occurrence appears to primarily be a function of the available moisture in many areas.

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