Principles Of Soil And Plant Water Relations

Hardcover | May 6, 2014

byM.b. KirkhamEditorM.b. Kirkham

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Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations, 2e describes the principles of water relations within soils, followed by the uptake of water and its subsequent movement throughout and from the plant body. This is presented as a progressive series of physical and biological interrelations, even though each topic is treated in detail on its own. The book also describes equipment used to measure water in the soil-plant-atmosphere system. At the end of each chapter is a biography of a scientist whose principles are discussed in the chapter. In addition to new information on the concept of celestial time, this new edition also includes new chapters on methods to determine sap flow in plants dual-probe heat-pulse technique to monitor water in the root zone. Provides the necessary understanding to address advancing problems in water availability for meeting ecological requirements at local, regional and global scales Covers plant anatomy: an essential component to understanding soil and plant water relations

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Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations, 2e describes the principles of water relations within soils, followed by the uptake of water and its subsequent movement throughout and from the plant body. This is presented as a progressive series of physical and biological interrelations, even though each topic is treated in detail on it...

M. B. Kirkham is a Professor in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. Her research involves two areas: soil-plant-water relations and uptake of heavy metals by crops grown on polluted soil (called phytoremediation). Dr. Kirkham is currently collaborating with colleagues at the Kansas State University Northwest Research...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:598 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions of Physical Units and the International System
  3. Structure and Properties of Water
  4. Soil-Water Terminology and Applications
  5. Tensiometers
  6. Static Water in Soil
  7. Water Movement in Saturated Soil
  8. Time Domain Reflectometry
  9. Dual Thermal Probes
  10. Field Capacity, Wilting Point, Available Water, and the Non-Limiting Water Range
  11. Penetrometers
  12. Oxygen Diffusion Rate
  13. Infiltration
  14. Pore Volume
  15. Root Anatomy and Poiseuille's Law for Water Flow in Roots
  16. Gardner's Equation for Water Movement to Plant Roots
  17. Stem Anatomy and Pressure-Volume Curves
  18. Thermocouple Psychrometers
  19. Pressure Chambers
  20. The Ascent of Water in Plants
  21. Sap Flow
  22. Electrical Analogues for Water Movement through the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum
  23. Leaf Anatomy and Leaf Elasticity
  24. Stomatal Anatomy and Stomatal Resistance
  25. Solar Radiation, Black Bodies, Heat Budget, and Radiation Balance
  26. Infrared Thermometers
  27. Stress-Degree-Day Concept and Crop-Water-Stress Index
  28. Potential Evapotranspiration
  29. Water and Yield
  30. Solar Time and Interception of Direct-Beam Solar Radiation