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Influence of wheel traffic on yield and stand longevity of Alfalfa

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R. Sheesley, U.C.
D. W. Grimes, U.C.
W. D. McClell, U.C.
C. G. Summers, U.C.
V. Marble, U.C.

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California Agriculture 28(10):6-8.

Published October 01, 1974

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These experiments indicate wheel traffic in alfalfa hay fields is responsible for severe reduction in yield and stand life. Wheel traffic on sandy or medium texture soils also limits the development of alfalfa roots by compaction. Mechanical damage to crowns and regrowth shoots in treatments simulating baler, cuber or bale wagon traffic resulted in reduced plant vigor and loss of stand.

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Influence of wheel traffic on yield and stand longevity of Alfalfa

R. Sheesley, D. W. Grimes, W. D. McClell, C. G. Summers, V. Marble
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Influence of wheel traffic on yield and stand longevity of Alfalfa

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Authors

R. Sheesley, U.C.
D. W. Grimes, U.C.
W. D. McClell, U.C.
C. G. Summers, U.C.
V. Marble, U.C.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 28(10):6-8.

Published October 01, 1974

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Abstract

These experiments indicate wheel traffic in alfalfa hay fields is responsible for severe reduction in yield and stand life. Wheel traffic on sandy or medium texture soils also limits the development of alfalfa roots by compaction. Mechanical damage to crowns and regrowth shoots in treatments simulating baler, cuber or bale wagon traffic resulted in reduced plant vigor and loss of stand.

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