Module 5, “Managing Soil Moisture",
begins with an in-depth analysis of soils' water storage
properties and their role in the retention and supply of nutrients
to plants. (These units also form part of module
2, "Soil and Nutrition: Crops")
Unit 5.2 looks at
what happens to rain on your paddocks and how to improve infiltration and evaporation.
Unit 5.3 answers the
question "does summer weed control save water?" The
answer? A qualified yes!
Plant Available Water (PAW) is the topic for
discussion in units 5.4 and 5.5
while 5.6 suggests a practical way to
discover if your soil sips, slumps or spills.
Unit 5.7 summaries a number
of significant water facts and the last unit, 5.8,
discusses how water and wind erosion can reduce soils productive