Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Backhoe slots for orchard planting, and analysis of soil compaction and water penetration

Authors

J. L. Meyer
James McLaughlin

Authors Affiliations

J. J. Meyer is Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 22(4):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n04p14. April 1968.

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Abstract

Observations made possible by excavating with a tractor-mounted back-hoc in the Stanislaus area of the San Joaquin Valley indicate that perhaps 10% of the vineyards and orchards are located on nonproductive areas of compacted soil. As much as 25% of the alfalfa acreage is productive for only one to two years because of compaction and poor water penetration.

Meyer J, McLaughlin J. 1968. Backhoe slots for orchard planting, and analysis of soil compaction and water penetration. Hilgardia 22(4):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n04p14
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