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Wilting point

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Wilting point (WP) is defined as the minimal point of soil moisture the plant requires not to wilt. If moisture decreases to this or any lower point a plant wilts and can no longer recover its turgidity when placed in a saturated atmosphere for 12 hours. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Soil water constants
N/AWater availability

This term is used for the following terms: 
Permanent wilting point

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