Mathematical model was developed which describes uptake of water by plant roots as a function of leaf and soil water potentials. The model was used to estimate transpiration from corn grown in a controlled environment under soil drying conditions. The model predicted daily transpiration quite well for the period modeled.
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The research reported in this paper (No. 75-2-188) is in connection with a project of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and is published with the approval of the Director.
Slack, D. C.; Haan, C. T.; and Wells, Larry G., "Modeling Soil Water Movement into Plant Roots" (1977). Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Faculty Publications. 200.