If the moisture content of the soil is optimum for plant growth, the plant can readily absorb soil water.
Not all water held in the soil is readily available to the plants.
Much of the water remains in the soil as a thin film.
Soil water dissolves salts and makes up the soil solution, which is very important as the medium for the supply of nutrients to growing plants.
The following are 7 importance of soil moisture/water.
- Soil moisture serves as the solvent and carrier of food nutrients for plants growth.
- Soil moisture help to regulate soil temperature
- Soil water is the principal constituent of the growing plants
- Soil water is essential for photosynthesis.
- Micro organism require water for their metabolic activities.
- Soil water helps in the chemical and biological activities of the soil
- Soil forming processes and weathering depend on soil moisture
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