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How dry should soil be before watering?

All types of soil are made up of different proportions of sand, silt, and clay.

Sandy soils: Coarse texture (sand and loamy sand).

Silty soils: Moderately coarse texture (sandy clay and fine sandy clay), medium texture (very fine sandy clay, silt, silt loam and sediments) and moderately fine texture (clay silt, clay sand loam and silty sand loam soil ).

Clay soils: Fine texture (sandy clay, silty clay and clay).

Soil structure affects the rate of water consumption, permeability, water retention capacity and availability per hectare. There will be a lower percentage of porosity in sandy soils than in silts and clays. In finer textured cropland soils, when a group of particles functions as one, it increases porosity and improves water permeability.

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Every planted plant experiences an exchange of water with the soil that sustains it and with the atmosphere that surrounds it. From the soil they take the water necessary for their nutrition and release it into the atmosphere through the process of transpiration. At the same time, there is a phenomenon of direct evaporation of water into the atmosphere from the surface of the soil and that of the plant itself. We know 'evapotranspiration' as a set of these two phenomena of water transfer from the soil-plant complex. The soil behaves, in a certain sense, like a reservoir of water, to which plants have access with greater or lesser difficulty. 

The day after heavy watering, the large pores in the soil have been emptied of the water that filled them by the effect of gravity. At this moment we have the soil at its ‘field capacity’, that is, with the maximum volume of water that it is capable of retaining. If there are days without rain or irrigation, the water in the soil is slowly lost due to the phenomenon of crop evapotranspiration.

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The first days the plants make little effort, but day after day, the energy expenditure to absorb the volume of water needed is greater, until that effort of the plant diminishes. It is at that precise moment when it should proceed to give new irrigation.

If we experimentally let the water in the soil continue to deplete, the day will come when the water stress suffered by the plants will cause the desiccation of part of their foliar system, even total death. At that precise moment is when the soil contains a volume of water that we know as the 'wilting point'. Ultimately, in the absence of rain, we must provide irrigation every time the moisture content of the soil is approximately halfway between the 'field capacity' and the 'wilting point'.

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All types of soil are made up of different proportions of sand, silt, and clay.

Sandy soils: Coarse texture (sand and loamy sand).

Silty soils: Moderately coarse texture (sandy clay and fine sandy clay), medium texture (very fine sandy clay, silt, silt loam and sediments) and moderately fine texture (clay silt, clay sand loam and silty sand loam soil ).

Clay soils: Fine texture (sandy clay, silty clay and clay).

Soil structure affects the rate of water consumption, permeability, water retention capacity and availability per hectare. There will be a lower percentage of porosity in sandy soils than in silts and clays. In finer textured cropland soils, when a group of particles functions as one, it increases porosity and improves water permeability.

 

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SEGOMO TOOLS 40 OUNCE WATERING CAN

Every planted plant experiences an exchange of water with the soil that sustains it and with the atmosphere that surrounds it. From the soil they take the water necessary for their nutrition and release it into the atmosphere through the process of transpiration. At the same time, there is a phenomenon of direct evaporation of water into the atmosphere from the surface of the soil and that of the plant itself. We know 'evapotranspiration' as a set of these two phenomena of water transfer from the soil-plant complex '.

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The soil behaves, in a certain sense, like a reservoir of water, to which plants have access with greater or lesser difficulty. The day after heavy watering, the large pores in the soil have been emptied of the water that filled them by the effect of gravity. At this moment we have the soil at its ‘field capacity’, that is, with the maximum volume of water that it is capable of retaining. If there are days without rain or irrigation, the water in the soil is slowly lost due to the phenomenon of crop evapotranspiration. The first days the plants make little effort, but day after day, the energy expenditure to absorb the volume of water needed is greater, until that effort of the plant diminishes. It is at that precise moment when it should proceed to give new irrigation.

The soil behaves, in a certain sense, like a reservoir of water, to which plants have access with greater or lesser difficulty. The day after abundant watering, the large pores in the soil have been emptied of the water that filled them by the effect of gravity. At this moment we have the soil at its ‘field capacity’, that is, with the maximum volume of water that it is capable of retaining. If there are days without rain or irrigation, the water in the soil is slowly lost due to the phenomenon of crop evapotranspiration. The first days the plants make little effort, but day after day, the energy expenditure to absorb the volume of water needed is greater, until that effort of the plant diminishes. It is at that precise moment when it should proceed to give new irrigation.

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