Special Issue "Water Retention and Movement in Soils and Horticultural Substance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Soil water retention is one of the most important factors to evaluate the available water for crops. Because the ability of water-holding capacity at given matric potential (i.e., water characteristic curve) reflects the soil pore structure, we can estimate hydraulic conductivity at given matric potential or water content with the water characteristic curve. Soil water retention is therefore an important parameter not only for plant growth but also for the description of soil water movement in the vadose zone, which largely influences hydrology in a basin.
This Special Issue invites both fundamental and applied research works related to water retention and water movement in soils. Laboratory or field experiments to reveal the interactions among pore structure, water retention, water movement, and water absorption by plant root are suitable topics for this issue. These physical parameters are also important to clarify the potential of agricultural productivity using other porous media, such as horticultural substance (e.g., coconuts husks and peat moss) for intensive cultivation in plant factories. Thus, we also welcome original research works related to water retention and movement in various types of porous media.
Dr. Yukiyoshi Iwata
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- soil water characteristic curve
- hydraulic conductivity
- matric potential
- water content
- field capacity
- wilting point
- averrable water
- water use efficiency
- porous media