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Effect of soil temperatures and nitrogen fertilization on soft chess

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M. B. Jones, University of California
C. M. Mckell
S. S. Winans, Hopland Field Station

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California Agriculture 17(5):12-14.

Published May 01, 1963

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Previous tests have shown that nitrogen applied to California's annual rangeland increases the length of the grazing season by increasing the growth of grass during the winter. However, recent studies at the Hopland Field Station covering a two-year period indicate that growth rate of the common annual grass, soft chess (Bromus mollis), increased very little when the average soil temperature dropped below 45°F. Grass fertilized with nitrogen showed the greatest increase in growth compared with unfertilized grass when the average soil temperature was between 47° and 55°F. When the temperature went above 55°F, the difference between growth of fertilized and unfertilized grass decreased.

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Effect of soil temperatures and nitrogen fertilization on soft chess

M. B. Jones, C. M. Mckell, S. S. Winans
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Effect of soil temperatures and nitrogen fertilization on soft chess

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Authors

M. B. Jones, University of California
C. M. Mckell
S. S. Winans, Hopland Field Station

Publication Information

California Agriculture 17(5):12-14.

Published May 01, 1963

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Previous tests have shown that nitrogen applied to California's annual rangeland increases the length of the grazing season by increasing the growth of grass during the winter. However, recent studies at the Hopland Field Station covering a two-year period indicate that growth rate of the common annual grass, soft chess (Bromus mollis), increased very little when the average soil temperature dropped below 45°F. Grass fertilized with nitrogen showed the greatest increase in growth compared with unfertilized grass when the average soil temperature was between 47° and 55°F. When the temperature went above 55°F, the difference between growth of fertilized and unfertilized grass decreased.

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