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Old 07-15-2013, 09:01 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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I do not believe that long grass transpires more water than it holds,,, at a higher percentage rate than short grass would transpire,,, relative to what it holds...
When I see short grass turn brown after 2 days of burning sun and compare long grass curling its leaves like corn does,,, and turning that sickly bluegreen color if imagine that the bluegreen is better than the brown...

Besides the long grass shading the soils better,, I believe it helps regulate the movement of water through the plant during stress times...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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