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Petroleum mulch: Aids germination and stand establishment in preliminary vegetable crop studies

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F. H. Takatori, University of California
L. F. Lippert, University of California
F. L. Whiting, University of California

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California Agriculture 17(6):2-3.

Published June 01, 1963

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Soil mulching materials, ranging from plant debris to synthetic plastic films, have been used for years in agriculture to manipulate soil temperature, soil moisture and alter the physical structure of the soil. Application procedures, costs and availability of mulching materials are critical considerations to the grower. Relatively simple handling, application and disposal procedures possible with petroleum mulch offer definite advantages. Preliminary studies reported here indicate that petroleum mulch was beneficial in promoting early germination and establishing stands in a number of vegetable species.

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Petroleum mulch EAP 2000 was supplied by Esso Research and Engineering Company, Linden, New Jersey, for these tests.

Petroleum mulch: Aids germination and stand establishment in preliminary vegetable crop studies

F. H. Takatori, L. F. Lippert, F. L. Whiting
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Petroleum mulch: Aids germination and stand establishment in preliminary vegetable crop studies

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

F. H. Takatori, University of California
L. F. Lippert, University of California
F. L. Whiting, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 17(6):2-3.

Published June 01, 1963

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Soil mulching materials, ranging from plant debris to synthetic plastic films, have been used for years in agriculture to manipulate soil temperature, soil moisture and alter the physical structure of the soil. Application procedures, costs and availability of mulching materials are critical considerations to the grower. Relatively simple handling, application and disposal procedures possible with petroleum mulch offer definite advantages. Preliminary studies reported here indicate that petroleum mulch was beneficial in promoting early germination and establishing stands in a number of vegetable species.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Petroleum mulch EAP 2000 was supplied by Esso Research and Engineering Company, Linden, New Jersey, for these tests.


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