Difference between revisions of "Hydrophobic"

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1. In [[turfgrass]] culture, a term used to describe soil that tends to repel water, instead of allowing it to pass through the surface into the [[rootzone]]; often a symptom of excessive [[thatch]], or improper mixing of soil materials.<br><br>
 
1. In [[turfgrass]] culture, a term used to describe soil that tends to repel water, instead of allowing it to pass through the surface into the [[rootzone]]; often a symptom of excessive [[thatch]], or improper mixing of soil materials.<br><br>
  
http://www.alterra-research.nl/pls/portal30/docs/folder/water_repellency/water_repellency/images/water_drops_on_sand.gif<br><br>
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Dew_2.jpg/220px-Dew_2.jpg<br><br>
Water droplets unable to pass through surface.<br>
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Dew drop on a hydrophobic leaf surface.<br>
Source: http://www.alterra-research.nl/pls/portal30/docs/folder/water_repellency/water_repellency/tutorial.htm<br><br>
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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrophobe<br><br>

Latest revision as of 14:55, 9 October 2017


1. In turfgrass culture, a term used to describe soil that tends to repel water, instead of allowing it to pass through the surface into the rootzone; often a symptom of excessive thatch, or improper mixing of soil materials.

220px-Dew_2.jpg

Dew drop on a hydrophobic leaf surface.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrophobe