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1

What's saturation?

Maximum water capacity a soil can hold

2

What's field capacity?

The water content remaining after 2-3 days the soil was saturated once free-drainage stops

3

What's the permanent wilting point?

When plants wilt and fail to recover turgidity at this largest water content

4

What's the hygroscopic coefficient?

how much water is in a soil when it's in equilibrium with some standard relative humidity

5

Porosity?

Proportion of a soil that isn't occupied by solids. Affects water movement