Research note

A Technique for Producing Soil Water Retention Curves

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 155, issue 1, 1990 , pages: 27–29
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1990.9629067
Author(s): L. van der MerweSaasveld Forestry Research Centre, Division of Forest Science and Technology,


Water retention curves compiled for specific soil types are an essential management and research tool in evaluating plant stress. The method of producing water retention curves by means of the 1500 kPa pressure extractor is described.

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