Mean water retention capacity of the soil

The water-retention capacity and the extent of the topsoil utilisable by plants are, apart from the degree of waterlogging, the most important features defining the suitability of a given location. The greater the depth of topsoil, the better in general is its plant growth, as the roots then can develop in a larger volume of ground to absorb water and nutrients. In the mapping units of the «Soil

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Water-retention capacity

Tags: Nature and Environment, Soil, Soil properties, Soils
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Time: 2008