Document Type

Fact Sheet

Series No.

602

Description

The tensiometer is a relatively inexpensive instrument capable of measuring the force or suction which a plant root must overcome to extract moisture from the soil. It is a sensitive “mechanical root” that indicates, without prior calibration, the availability of water in the root zone. It does not measure the quantity of water directly

Publication Date

1973

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

South Dakota State University

Comments

This item was digitized with the support from Project CERES, a collaboration between USAIN, AgNIC, and the Center for Research Libraries.

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