When plants take up all the available water, soil dries such that it cannot supply any water to save it from dying. If, the soil water content decreases to this or any lower point, a plant wilts and can no longer recover its turgidity when placed in this atmosphere for 12 hours.
Coupled with high temperatures or extreme sunlight can further damage a crop. A dry environment will pull moisture out of the plant and insufficient water will prevent nutrients from reaching the ends of the plant. Effective irrigation scheduling will keep plants hydrated and prevent crop loss.
geoBHUMI helps growers to monitor the ‘available water‘ 24X7. Growers can access the data Anytime From Anywhere. Knowing the accurate soil moisture content at the active root zone by an easy pictorial representation, farmers can exactly decide how much more water is required to avoid wilting of the crop.