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Calcium amendments for water penetration in flooding systems

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William E. Wildman, University of California
William H. Krueger
Richard E. Pelton

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California Agriculture 43(3):14-15.

Published May 01, 1989

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Abstract

Dissolved gypsum and calcium nitrate each increased infiltration rates over the control for each of the 15 irrigations to which they were added. An equivalent amount of gypsum spread on the surface at the beginning of the experiment had the same beneficial effect for only 10 irrigations.

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The authors thank Gary Thatcher of Domtar Gypsum Company, Oakland, for providing the gypsum and dissolving machine, and Robert Millaway of Wilson and George Meyer Company, San Francisco, for providing the calcium nitrate. They also thank Brad Hall, Glenn County Extension Assistant, and Dan Moore and Shannon Sadler, UC Davis graduate students, for their assistance in making field measurements.

Calcium amendments for water penetration in flooding systems

William E. Wildman, William H. Krueger, Richard E. Pelton
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Calcium amendments for water penetration in flooding systems

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Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

William E. Wildman, University of California
William H. Krueger
Richard E. Pelton

Publication Information

California Agriculture 43(3):14-15.

Published May 01, 1989

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Dissolved gypsum and calcium nitrate each increased infiltration rates over the control for each of the 15 irrigations to which they were added. An equivalent amount of gypsum spread on the surface at the beginning of the experiment had the same beneficial effect for only 10 irrigations.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

The authors thank Gary Thatcher of Domtar Gypsum Company, Oakland, for providing the gypsum and dissolving machine, and Robert Millaway of Wilson and George Meyer Company, San Francisco, for providing the calcium nitrate. They also thank Brad Hall, Glenn County Extension Assistant, and Dan Moore and Shannon Sadler, UC Davis graduate students, for their assistance in making field measurements.


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