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Plastic shelters for crop growth experiments in the field


V. H. Schweers
R. M. Davis

Authors Affiliations

Vincent H. Schweers is Farm Advisor, Tulare County; Ralph M. Davis, Jr. is Associate Olericulturist, Vegetable Crops Department, University of California, Davis, stationed at Kearney Field Station, Reedley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 23(3):19-19. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n03p19. March 1969.

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SHELTERS ARE often necessary in experimental work with growing crops to protect research results from the influence of insects or insect-transmitted viruses or other diseases—without greatly altering the other important factors of environment such as light, soil and temperature. This article resulted from a study of the low sugar problem threatening cantaloupe production in several areas of the San Joaquin Valley. It describes a simple inexpensive framework covering a ground area 20 by 30 ft, and reports measurements of light, temperature and humidity within several such structures covered with various combinations of polyethylene and cheesecloth.

Schweers V, Davis R. 1969. Plastic shelters for crop growth experiments in the field. Hilgardia 23(3):19-19. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n03p19
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