Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Climatic limitations on plant growth evaluated by balancing soil moisture against evaporation and transpiration

Authors

Rodney J. Arkley
Rudolph Ulrich

Authors Affiliations

Rodney J. Arkley is Specialist in Soils and Plant Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley; Rudolph Ulrich is Soil Scientist, U.S.D.A., Soil Conservation Service, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 15(1):4-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v015n01p4. January 1961.

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Abstract

Crop selection and soil management practices can be based on accurate estimates of evapotranspiration—water loss from the soil by direct evaporation and by plant transpiration—derived from climatic analysis. Growth of crop plants is dependent on the three major factors of soil, climate and management. Soil and management have been studied more thoroughly and are better understood than the factor of climate.

Arkley R, Ulrich R. 1961. Climatic limitations on plant growth evaluated by balancing soil moisture against evaporation and transpiration. Hilgardia 15(1):4-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v015n01p4
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