Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Traffic-induced compaction: Inexpensive and relatively easy to use new soil penetrometer enables measurement of variations in degree of compaction

Author

W. J. Flocker

Author Affiliations

W. J. Flocker is Assistant Olericulturist, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 13(6):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v013n06p4. June 1959.

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Abstract

Cultural methods used in modern commercial vegetable production involve operations–many passes over the field of tillage and harvesting machinery– that are conducive to soil compaction. The harvesting operations of some crops –especially celery, lettuce and spinach –are often carried out when soil moisture content is at a level at which severe compaction can occur.

Flocker W. 1959. Traffic-induced compaction: Inexpensive and relatively easy to use new soil penetrometer enables measurement of variations in degree of compaction. Hilgardia 13(6):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v013n06p4
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