Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Subsurface drip irrigation of tomatoes: Drip system design, management promote seed emergence

Authors

Larry Schwankl
Stephen R. Grattan
Gene M. Miyao

Authors Affiliations

L. 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(6):21-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n06p21. November 1991.

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Abstract

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.

Schwankl L, Grattan S, Miyao G. 1991. Subsurface drip irrigation of tomatoes: Drip system design, management promote seed emergence. Hilgardia 45(6):21-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n06p21
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