Range fertilization of annual forage plants aids plant use of available soil moisture
AuthorsCyrus M. McKell
Eugene R. Perrier
Authors AffiliationsCyrus M. McKell is Plant Physiologist, Crops Research Division, A.R.S., U.S.D.A., and Associate in Agronomy, University of California, Davis; Jack Major is Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, University of California, Davis; Eugene R. Perrier is Laboratory Technician, Department of Irrigation, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 15(5):5-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v015n05p5. May 1961.
Seed germination and early plant growth of most annual forage species on approximately 18 million acres of California's rangeland take place soon after the first fall rains, but the greatest growth is in late winter and spring when temperatures and soil moisture supplies are favorable.
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