chapter  7
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Solute Transport

Soil scientists and agricultural engineers have traditionally been interested in the behavior and e¦ectiveness of agricultural chemicals (fertilizers and pesticides) applied to soils for enhancing crop growth, as well as in the e¦ect of salts and other dissolved substances in the soil prole on plant growth. More recently, concern for the quality of the vadose zone and possible contamination of groundwater has provided a major impetus for studying solute transport in soils.