Water use of dry-farmed almonds under clean and noncultivation conditions
Authors AffiliationsDavid Holmberg is Farm Advisor, Yolo County; Lukas Werenfels was Extension Irrigation Technologist at University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 21(9):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n09p6. September 1967.
Test plots for this water-use study were in a dry-farmed almond orchard, part of which was under non-tillage and part under clean cultivation. Soil moisture sampling showed that in years of heavy winter cover crop growth, more moisture was used out of the chopped than out of the cultivated plots. But the almond trees were remarkably able to stretch the available soil moisture supply almost to the end of the growing season.
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