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Chemical fallow aids perennial grass establishment


C. M. McKell
B. L. Kay

Authors Affiliations

C. M. McKell is Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, University of California, Riverside, formerly Plant Physiologist, Crops Research Division, ARS, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture; B. L. Kay is Associate Specialist, Agronomy, U. C. Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 18(2):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n02p14. February 1964.

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Results of this study indicate that certain herbicides may be used to reduce soilmoisture depletion by weedy plant species and thus insure good stands of grasses, even when seeded in seasons of low rainfall. Vigorous grass plants are more likely to result if soil-moisture reserves are high at the time of seeding.

McKell C, Kay B. 1964. Chemical fallow aids perennial grass establishment. Hilgardia 18(2):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n02p14
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