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A scarcity of water exists, not just within the arid areas of the area, yet even in a few reasonably humid climates. this example is a end result of water require­ ments for agriculture and in quantities more than the typical surplus. Even in Europe there's elevated nervousness over the country of water reserves, and shortages are forecast for the close to destiny if keeps to extend. up to now 50 years within the usa, water use has elevated approximately two times as quick because the expense of inhabitants progress, and shortages have already seemed in a few areas. the necessity to preserve declining water assets which has develop into obvious over the past few a long time has led numerous investigators to finish that vegetation with a excessive fee of transpiration endanger water assets, and the expansion of such vegetation must never be inspired. a few imagine that timber withdraw extra water from the soil than different plant species and evaporate it excessively in the course of the stomata of leaves. THORNTHWAITE and HARE (1955) defined transpiration at the similar thermo­ dynamic foundation as evaporation, and calculated its fee, utilizing DALTON'S legislation or differences thereof. In spite ofthe many previous and current investigations into the issues of transpiration, the organic points of this crucial technique continues to be poorly understood.

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18. 4 mm, the moisture was greater in the treeless area by 4 %for the 0-30 cm layer, by 7 %at 30-60 cm, and 13 %at 60-90 cm. On this date the moisture content in the forest varied between 16 and 18 %. By July 6, 1963, the differences between the forest and treeless areas had disappeared. From the beginning of the dry season until May 26,1963, soil moisture was higher in the 37 Mt. P. 21 and 22 Within the forest In the! open area Mt. P. 5 Apr. 52 Aug. 2 Aug. 0 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 % Soil Moisture Table IV.

Those grown with man's assistance (irrigation, manuring, sheltering from wind, and shading). In the two cases the problem of water requirement and its consumption is different. In fact, little similarity can be found in regard to plant water balance between forest and horti- or agricultural-irrigated plants. In this case the results of investigations carried out with indigenous and exotic-domesticated trees grown without interference of man will be analyzed. The main problems in regard to water fluctuations within the root zone in extreme climatic and edaphic conditions, are as follows: How deep does rainwater penetrate into the soil?

Polisade, tissue, d. water-storing cells; 5. section through epidermis in the middle is a salt gland and a crystal in the form of a hemisphere. 55 500--3,450 p,2, and at night between 4,375-13, 325 p,2, depending on the species. 471 % at night. Table X. 68 12:00 . m. m. Water deficit Field capacity or saturated Upper Lower epidermis Upper Lower epidermis 45 50 20 25 24 29 2 4 52 70 26 37 16 24 0 3 Table XI. Area of Stomatal Openings in p,2 per mm2 of Area during the Day and Night in Different Species Area in p,2jmm2 Species Date of testing Day Night Callistemon salignus Citrus sinensis Eucalyptus jorrestiana E.

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