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Cover crops improve infiltration rates spray noncultivation and sawdust mulches ineffective in orchard trials

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L. Werenfels, University of California
E. L. Proebsting
R. M. Warner, University of Hawaii
R. Tate

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California Agriculture 17(5):4-5.

Published May 01, 1963

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Abstract

Cover crops can improve water penetration in orchard soils, as compared with clean cultivation, according to Davis tests. Alfalfa and Hubam clover performed best. Clean noncultivation by use of chemical sprays had an adverse effect on soil surface structure and water penetration in tests at Davis and Fresno. Us of sawdust mulch did not affect water penetration in comparisons with normal cultivation and sod in El Dorado County orchards.

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Farmer cooperators in this study included N. Liddell and Mrs. Florence Free, Clovis; J. Wheeler, Fresno; Ch. Jacquier, Placerville; and the Michigan-California Lumber Company, Camino.

Cover crops improve infiltration rates spray noncultivation and sawdust mulches ineffective in orchard trials

L. Werenfels, E. L. Proebsting, R. M. Warner, R. Tate
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Cover crops improve infiltration rates spray noncultivation and sawdust mulches ineffective in orchard trials

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

Authors

L. Werenfels, University of California
E. L. Proebsting
R. M. Warner, University of Hawaii
R. Tate

Publication Information

California Agriculture 17(5):4-5.

Published May 01, 1963

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Cover crops can improve water penetration in orchard soils, as compared with clean cultivation, according to Davis tests. Alfalfa and Hubam clover performed best. Clean noncultivation by use of chemical sprays had an adverse effect on soil surface structure and water penetration in tests at Davis and Fresno. Us of sawdust mulch did not affect water penetration in comparisons with normal cultivation and sod in El Dorado County orchards.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Farmer cooperators in this study included N. Liddell and Mrs. Florence Free, Clovis; J. Wheeler, Fresno; Ch. Jacquier, Placerville; and the Michigan-California Lumber Company, Camino.


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