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Soil strength modification of root development and soil water extraction

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D. W. Grimes, University of California
R. J. Miller, University of California
V. H. Schweers, Tulare County
R. B. Smith
P. L. Wiley

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California Agriculture 26(11):12-14.

Published November 01, 1972

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Abstract

The root development of cotton (tap root system) and corn (fibrous root system) in field studies was greatly restricted on a high-strength Hanford sandy loam, compared with that on a low-strength Panoche clay loam. The high strength of the Hanford soil prevented significant root development below two feet, with the result that as much as 80% of extraction of soil water was from the surface foot of soil only.

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located at the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Parlier, and the West Side Field Station at Five Points.

Soil strength modification of root development and soil water extraction

D. W. Grimes, R. J. Miller, V. H. Schweers, R. B. Smith, P. L. Wiley
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Soil strength modification of root development and soil water extraction

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Authors

D. W. Grimes, University of California
R. J. Miller, University of California
V. H. Schweers, Tulare County
R. B. Smith
P. L. Wiley

Publication Information

California Agriculture 26(11):12-14.

Published November 01, 1972

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

The root development of cotton (tap root system) and corn (fibrous root system) in field studies was greatly restricted on a high-strength Hanford sandy loam, compared with that on a low-strength Panoche clay loam. The high strength of the Hanford soil prevented significant root development below two feet, with the result that as much as 80% of extraction of soil water was from the surface foot of soil only.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

located at the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Parlier, and the West Side Field Station at Five Points.


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