Hilgardia
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Cover crops lower soil surface strength, may improve soil permeability

Authors

Olatunji A. Folorunso
Dennis E. Rolston
P Terry Prichard
Dianne T. Louie

Authors Affiliations

O. A. Folorunso is a Visiting Scientist from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria; D. E. Rolston is Professor of Soil Science, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis; T. Prichrd is Water Management Specialist, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis; D. T. Louie is Staff Research Associate, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(6):26-27. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n06p26. November 1992.

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Abstract

Poor water penetration constitutes a major production constraint for more than 400, 000 acres of agricultural land in California. The associated economic losses are particularly appreciable in the production of fruit and nut crops. In response to a hypothesis that cover crops may improve water infiltration in orchards, studies were conducted at Davis and Ceres. After 3 years' study, results indicate major benefits are possible with the planting of cover crops.

Folorunso O, Rolston D, Prichard P, Louie D. 1992. Cover crops lower soil surface strength, may improve soil permeability. Hilgardia 46(6):26-27. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n06p26
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