Water is essential for plant life. Water plays a very important role in soil and plant growth relationship. There are following functions of water and important for plant growth and crop production.
|Plant Nutrients||Water serves as the solvent and carrier of food |
nutrients for the growth of plants. Water itself acts as a nutrient also.
|The process of weathering and soil formation |
depend on the water.
|Tillage Operation||Good tilth can be secured at right stage of moisture content.|
|Water helps the good structural formation.|
|Physical Chemical |
|The soil water is grate regulator of physical, |
chemical and biological activities in the soil.
|The microorganism inhabiting the soil also require water for their metabolic activities.|
|Photosynthesis||Water is essential for the process of photosynthesis.|
|Plant Turgidity||Water also maintains the turgidity of plant.|
|Seed Germination and Plant |
|Often an excess are deficit of water in the soil is a |
limiting factor in seed germination and plant growth
|Adverse Effect||Water protects plant from adverse condition like |
drought, frost etc.