Water is extremely important for crop production. When water becomes limiting to the plant it is important to understand how plants use water. We often hear the term evapotranspiration (ET) in relation to plant water demand. ET is a combination of soil water evaporation (E) and water used by the plant during transpiration (T). Soil evaporation is the major loss of water surface and typically is higher after rain and under high temperature conditions.
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Licht, Mark and Archontoulis, Sotirios, "Influence of Drought on Corn and Soybean" (2017). Integrated Crop Management News. 2436.
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