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- Hopmans, Jan W., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Agricultural water management 2019 v.213 pp. 107-115
- agricultural land; groundwater; irrigation management; irrigation systems; irrigation water; leaching; monitoring; pollution load; rhizosphere; salinity; soil water; soil water storage; uncertainty; water resources; water table
- ... Leaching is an important aspect of irrigation water management, as it must be minimal to save available irrigation water resources, prevent shallow groundwater tables, and reduce nutrient loadings to the groundwater. However, at the same time, leaching should be sufficient to maintain root zone salinity levels below the threshold to prevent yield reduction. Therefore, monitoring leaching is the ke ...
- Hopmans, Jan W., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Global change biology 2019 v.25 no.6 pp. 1895-1904
- carbon cycle; climatic factors; drought; ecosystems; environmental impact; floods; freshwater; hydrologic models; infrastructure; land use; microbiome; soil structure; soil water; soil water content; wildfires
- ... Although only representing 0.05% of global freshwater, or 0.001% of all global water, soil water supports all terrestrial biological life. Soil moisture behaviour in most models is constrained by hydraulic parameters that do not change. Here we argue that biological feedbacks from plants, macro‐fauna and the microbiome influence soil structure, and thus the soil hydraulic parameters and the soil w ...