Measuring the water status of plants and soils

This book is written as a companion to the text by Kramer and Boyer (1995) "Water Relations of Plants and Soils" and is intended for students who need to use some of the methods described there. Water is pervasive in biology, and a student of plants often must face measuring plant water status early in his or her career and virtually alone. Universities sometimes cannot afford to teach a course on the subject but the methods generally are not intuitive. The student must proceed as well as possible, often without a physics or physical chemistry background and with mathematics that have become a little rusty.
Plants , Plant-water relationships--Laboratory manuals , Effect of soil moisture on--Laboratory manuals