Water movement in a plant or tree — from uptake by the root system to evaporation by the leaves — is dictated by tension deficits. Soil tension is the degree to which water clings to the soil and it is directly linked to a plant’s metabolism. When there is too little available water the plant may not show outward signs of stress, but in fact, photosynthesis can stop, growth is paused and production is comprised. Knowing soil tension in real time, allows a grower to anticipate plant stress and take action before future production and growth is compromised.
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