Characterization of Water Retention Curves for a Series of Cultivated Histosols

  title={Characterization of Water Retention Curves for a Series of Cultivated Histosols},
  author={D. Hallema and Y. P{\'e}riard and Jonathan A. Lafond and S. Gumi{\`e}re and J. Caron},
  journal={Vadose Zone Journal},
  • D. Hallema, Y. Périard, +2 authors J. Caron
  • Published 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Vadose Zone Journal
  • Water retention curves are essential for the parameterization of soil water models such as HYDRUS. Although hydraulic parameters are known for a large number of mineral and natural organic soils, our knowledge on the hydraulic behavior of cultivated Histosols is rather limited. The objective of this study was to derive characteristic water retention curves for a large cultivated peatland with lettuce ( Lactuca sativa L.) and vegetable farming in southern Quebec, Canada. A comparison showed that… CONTINUE READING
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