Subsurface drip irrigation of tomatoes: Drip system design, management promote seed emergence
Stephen R. Grattan
Gene M. Miyao
Authors AffiliationsL. J. Schwankl is Irrigation Specialisf Plant-Wafer Relations Specialist, UC Davis; S. R. Gratfan is Plant-Wafer Relations Specialist, UC Davis; G. M. Miyao is Farm Advisor, Yolo County.
Hilgardia 45(6):21-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n06p21. November 1991.
Subsurface drip irrigation has a number of potential advantages over conventional surface irrigation; it curtails weed growth and reduces water loss due to high irrigation uniformity. Depending on a system's design and management, however, it may not always provide adequate soil moisture to germinate the crop seed. This study demonstrates that acceptable levels of seed emergence can be obtained in processing tomatoes using subsurface drip irrigation in clay-loam soil.
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