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Alternate-furrow irrigation for San Joaquin Valley Cotton

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D. W. Grimes, University of California
V. T. Walhood, USDA
W. L. Dickens, University of California

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California Agriculture 22(5):4-6.

Published May 01, 1968

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Studies to evaluate the practice of irrigating alternate furrows in cotton were conducted for two years on a sandy laom soil at the U. S. Cotton Research Station, Shafter. With an alternate-furrow irrigation system, soil moisture used by the plant before irrigating is replenished on only one side of the row at the time of irrigation. This system provides a more sensitive means of regulating plant water stress, which can be of help in controlling the vegetative growth rate of the plant. However, since the entire soil zone is not all used for water storage, care must be exercised to avoid excessive water stress. Total lint yields for alternate-furrow test plots were as good or better than yields for regular furrow irrigation, and with considerable less water used.

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Research from which this progress report was prepared was supported in part by a grant from the California Planting Cotton Seed Distributors.

Alternate-furrow irrigation for San Joaquin Valley Cotton

D. W. Grimes, V. T. Walhood, W. L. Dickens
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Alternate-furrow irrigation for San Joaquin Valley Cotton

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

D. W. Grimes, University of California
V. T. Walhood, USDA
W. L. Dickens, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 22(5):4-6.

Published May 01, 1968

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Studies to evaluate the practice of irrigating alternate furrows in cotton were conducted for two years on a sandy laom soil at the U. S. Cotton Research Station, Shafter. With an alternate-furrow irrigation system, soil moisture used by the plant before irrigating is replenished on only one side of the row at the time of irrigation. This system provides a more sensitive means of regulating plant water stress, which can be of help in controlling the vegetative growth rate of the plant. However, since the entire soil zone is not all used for water storage, care must be exercised to avoid excessive water stress. Total lint yields for alternate-furrow test plots were as good or better than yields for regular furrow irrigation, and with considerable less water used.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Research from which this progress report was prepared was supported in part by a grant from the California Planting Cotton Seed Distributors.


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