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Soil Hydrology Process and Rational Use of Soil Water in Desert Regions

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Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Northwestern A & F University, Yangling, Xianyang 712100, China
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Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, CAS & MWR, Yangling, Xianyang 712100, China
Academic Editor: Brigitta Schütt
Water 2021, 13(17), 2377; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172377
Received: 25 July 2021 / Revised: 18 August 2021 / Accepted: 25 August 2021 / Published: 29 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Soil and Water)
There is a balanced plant–water relationship in the original vegetation in the desert area. With the increase in the population and social development of the desert area, people need the goods and services of the forest vegetation ecosystem. To meet the growing demand for plant community goods and services, more original vegetation has been changed into non-native vegetation, such as in the Loess Plateau in China. However, with the plant growth, sometime soil drying happens and becomes gradually serious with time in most desert regions. Serious drying of soil eventually results in soil quality degradation, vegetation decline, and crop failure, which influence the produce and supply of forest vegetation goods and services in the market in dry years or waste of soil water resources in wet years, which wastes precious natural resources. In order to use soil water rationally, soil water must be used in a sustainable way and the plant–water relationship has to be regulated for the Soil Water carrying capacity for vegetation in the key period of plant–water relationship regulation to carry out a sustainable use of natural resources, high-quality sustainable development of forest and grass, and high-quality production of fruit and crops in desert regions. View Full-Text
Keywords: infiltration; run off; deep leakage; soil water; plant growth; use limit of soil water resource by plants; carrying capacity of soil moisture for vegetation; key period of plant–water relationship regulation; rational use of water resources infiltration; run off; deep leakage; soil water; plant growth; use limit of soil water resource by plants; carrying capacity of soil moisture for vegetation; key period of plant–water relationship regulation; rational use of water resources
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