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Published by State college] in [Pullman .
Written in English


  • Soil moisture.,
  • Soils -- Organic content.

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Statementby F.J. Sievers and H.F. Holtz ...
SeriesWashington (State) Agricultural experiment station. Bulletin -- no. 176., Bulletin (State College of Washington. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- no. 176.
ContributionsHoltz, Henry Fred, 1880-1931.
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16802998M

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Soil organic matter content and composition affect both soil structure and adsorption properties; therefore, water retention may be affected by changes in soil organic matter that occur because of both climate change and modifications of management practices. Thus, effects of organic matter on soil water retention should be understood and. A number of factors influence the rate of decline of soil organic matter levels including soil type and physical properties, climate, topography, vegetation and land management practice. Soils with organic matter levels above % are not considered to be vulnerable. This equates to a soil organic carbon content of 2%. The conversion. Soil organic matter (SOM), a key indicator of soil health, will be affected by a range of drivers of global change, such as increasing temperatures, elevated CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. development and berry composition of nonirrigated Vitis vinifera L. cv. Merlot, Cabernet franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon were compared on a gravelly soil, a soil with a heavy clay subsoil, and a sandy soil with a water table within the reach of the roots. The influence of climate was assessed with year-to-year variations of maximum and minimum.