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Low soil oxygen most damaging to plants during hot weather


J. Letey
L. H. Stolzy
N. Valoras
T. E. Szuszkiewicz

Authors Affiliations

J. Letey is Assistant Professor of Soil Physics; L. H. Stolzy is Associate Soil Physicist; N. Valoras is Laboratory Technician II, Department of Irrigation and Soil Science, University of California, Los Angeles; T. E. Szuszkiewicz is Laboatory Technician IV, Department of Soils and Plant Nutrition, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(5):15-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n05p15. May 1963.

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Low soil oxygen conditions were found most detrimental to plant growth when air or soil temperatures were high. Test results also emphasized the importance of promoting rapid water intake rates to eliminate prolonged flooding of the soil to get water into root zones.

Letey J, Stolzy L, Valoras N, Szuszkiewicz T. 1963. Low soil oxygen most damaging to plants during hot weather. Hilgardia 17(5):15-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n05p15
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