Table 2. Correlations between leaf water potential and soil moisture content by depth within the soil profile. Significant Pearson correlation coefficients are followed by asterisks.

 

 

Grazing Intensity

Depth (in)

Exclosure

Moderate

Extreme


Kentucky bluegrass

0-6

  0.585*

  0.759*

  0.680*

6-12

0.425

  0.787*

0.172

12-18

-0.024

0.437

0.122

18-24

-0.070

0.357

0.002

24-30

-0.060

0.251

-0.130

30-36

0.023

0.029

-0.001

0-24

0.368

  0.725*

0.183

0-36

0.311

  0.587*

0.078


Western wheatgrass

0-6

-0.378

  0.808*

-0.629

6-12

0.308

0.454

-0.657

12-18

0.150

0.000

-0.653

18-24

-0.071

-0.307

-0.643

24-30

0.136

-0.465

-0.390

30-36

0.022

-0.442

-0.513

0-24

-0.063

0.253

-0.676

0-36

-0.014

-0.015

-0.599