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What is meant by capillary movement of soil water?

Billy Foster says 2015-12-22 05:35:05 (CST)

Subsurface moisture drawn up though the small spaces between the soil particles. Rolling/packing a field after planting compacts the soil enough that capillary action occurs and provides the seed enough moisture to germinate even if no rain has fallen.

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JerryHicks says 2015-12-22 06:12:22 (CST)

Movement of film water that is on the surfaces of soil particles.

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NoraWI says 2015-12-22 09:44:11 (CST)

Upward movement of water in soil against gravity. Water molecules are attracted to each other and in small spaces, pull each other upward in spite of gravity. I find the movement of a herd of cattle is like flowing water... if you get one to go, the rest follow :)

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Michael Sills says 2015-12-22 14:25:28 (CST)

i believe it is like "suction" for lack of better terms or for the same reason water builds up and sucks together to make a larger droplet. or why water can 'Wick" up a napkin rope etc and my final example the same reason you can syphon water

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