University of California

Slip plowing in non-stratified clay


F. E. Robinson
J. N. Luthin

Authors Affiliations

Frank E. Robinson is Associate Water Scientist; James N. Luthin is Professor of Water Science and Civil Engineering, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 22(11):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n11p8. November 1968.

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Since 1962 the slip plow has been used extensively to improve drainage of perched water tables in Imperial Valley. This implement is a modified soil chisel with a flat plate 8 to 12 inches wide attached to its back from the chisel point to the aboveground portion. The upper section has a V-shaped flare to push loose soil away from the slit opened by the plow. Slits from a depth of 4 to 6 feet are common.

Robinson F, Luthin J. 1968. Slip plowing in non-stratified clay. Hilgardia 22(11):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n11p8
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