Supplemental irrigation by sprinkling increases delta sugar beet yields
AuthorsE. F. Nourse
F. J. Hills
D. W. Henderson
R. S. Loomis
Authors AffiliationsE. F. Nourse is Farm Advisor, Solano County; F. J. Hills is Extension Agronomist, University of California, Davis; D. W. Henderson is Associate Professor of Irrigation, University of California, Davis; R. S. Loomis is Assistant Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 17(7):2-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n07p2. July 1963.
Use of sprinklers to supplement the usual subbing method of irrigation increased October-harvested sugar beet production by 8.4 tons per acre. In addition to alleviating drought conditions, sprinkling increased the plant uptake of nitrogen and phosphorus from this highly organic soil.
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