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Cover crops improve infiltration rates spray noncultivation and sawdust mulches ineffective in orchard trials

Authors

L. Werenfels
E. L. Proebsting
R. M. Warner
R. Tate

Authors Affiliations

L. Werenfels is Irrigation Technologist, Agricultural Extension Service, University of California, Davis; E. L. Proebsting is Professor of Pomology, Emeritus, U.C., Davis; R. M. Warner is Professor of Horticulture, University of Hawaii; R. Tate is Laboratory Technician, Department of Pomology, U.C., Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(5):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n05p4. May 1963.

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Abstract

Cover crops can improve water penetration in orchard soils, as compared with clean cultivation, according to Davis tests. Alfalfa and Hubam clover performed best. Clean noncultivation by use of chemical sprays had an adverse effect on soil surface structure and water penetration in tests at Davis and Fresno. Us of sawdust mulch did not affect water penetration in comparisons with normal cultivation and sod in El Dorado County orchards.

Werenfels L, Proebsting E, Warner R, Tate R. 1963. Cover crops improve infiltration rates spray noncultivation and sawdust mulches ineffective in orchard trials. Hilgardia 17(5):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n05p4
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