Soil Moisture Studies

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Soil moisture data have been analysed to know its depletion pattern below wilting point in the crop growing and post-monsoon season in different categories of rainfall years. Models were developed to estimate soil moisture in different layers from meteorological and biological parameters. Using this, soil moisture and water availability periods have been estimated for a number of stationsThis has been been worked out for a number of stations (Kovilpatti,Adhuthurai,Coimbatore, Pattambi, Warangal, Samalkot, Chinsura, Karimganj, Hagari, Dharwar, Raichur, Nagpur, Parbhani, Padegaon ,Pune,  Jullundar, Shahjahanapur, Agra, New Delhi, Surat, Viramgam) in dry farming tract. A model has been developed to correlate the soil moisture of the surface layer with those of the deeper layers. in dry farming tract. A model has been developed to correlate the soil moisture of the surface layer with those of the deeper layers.