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Supplemental irrigation by sprinkling increases delta sugar beet yields


E. F. Nourse
F. J. Hills
D. W. Henderson
R. S. Loomis

Authors Affiliations

E. 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(7):2-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n07p2. July 1963.

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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.

Nourse E, Hills F, Henderson D, Loomis R. 1963. Supplemental irrigation by sprinkling increases delta sugar beet yields. Hilgardia 17(7):2-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n07p2
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