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The Relationship Between Plant-Soil-Water

Have you ever heard of the relationship made between plants and other elements?

Like humans, plants are also related to other elements, namely water and soil. The relationship that exists between water, land and plants is a very important relationship for an ecosystem. The three of them must be related and work together. How are relationships built? A brief explanation will be explained below.

The growth and production produced by plants is highly dependent on the harmonious relationship between plants, water and soil. How is the problem? To put it simply, water and land, both of which are the main natural resources that act as determinants of life in the biosphere. Whereas in human life, the function of plants as biological resources cannot be replaced. The relationship between water, soil and plants is created when plants need the elements of soil and water in their growth. Plants need soil as a growing medium and nutrient provider. Meanwhile, to meet the metabolic needs of plant growth, replace water loss through the process of transpiration and as a solvent and carrier of nutrients needed by plants requires water.

It is important to note the harmony or continuity of the relationship between the three. Of course, if one of the three elements is not met, the performance or growth process of other elements will also be problematic. This will affect crop productivity. Some important things that must be studied in this regard include the movement of water vapor on the ground in the root zone of plants, the movement of water vapor in the plant body, and the movement of water vapor from plants to the atmosphere. . There is no single movement process that can stand alone without being influenced by other processes that accompany it, either before or after. An example is the rate of water absorption by plants. Availability of moisture in the soil (plant root zone) and potential energy of soil moisture are factors that affect the movement of soil moisture.

This is just a description of the plant-water-plant relationship. It is our job to maintain the relationship between these three to maximize plant growth and production. A more detailed description of what needs to be studied in this connection will be explained further.

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