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  1. Vol. 50 No. 10, p. 587-589
    Received: Feb 10, 1958

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The Relative Removal of Soil Moisture by Alfalfa and Orchardgrass1

  1. Douglas S. Chamblee2



The relative soil moisture removal of alfalfa and orchardgrass was studied over a period of 2 years. During periods when these species produced equal amounts of growth, moisture in the 0- to 12-inch soil layer was depleted at approximately the same rate by both species. On 36% of the days during the growing period in the dryer year the soil moisture level under alfalfa reached the wilting percentage to a depth of 30 inches.

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