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The flux of vapor from soil to seed has been greatly underestimated and probably contributes most of the water imbibed by seed in soils below field capacity.  Vapor may also play a greater role than previously thought in root water uptake, wetting fronts, and other cases of water movement in mixed solid-liquid-gas media.

15 pages, illustrated, photos

Publication Details

  • Published: 2002
  • Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture
  • Dewey Decimal: 631.432
  • ECHO Library: 631.432 WUE