FACTORS AFFECTING WATER REQUIREMENTS OF CROPS
The following are the possible factors that affect the water requirements of crops.
- Texture and structure of the soil and its moisture storage capacity.
- Position of the groundwater table.
- The slope of the ground.
- Drainage conditions.
- Climatic conditions like rainfall temperature, wind movement, and relative humidity.
- The system of irrigation adopted.
- The intensity of irrigation.
- Type and amount of manure applied to fields.