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  1. Vol. 53 No. 3, p. 163-167
    Received: July 29, 1960

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Effects of Soil Compaction on Subsoil Root Penetration and Physical Properties of Three Soils in Louisiana1

  1. H. L. Meredith and
  2. W. H. Patrick Jr.2



Artificial soil compaction resulted in increased bulk density and decreased noncapillary porosity and water permeability. Root penetration into artificially packed cylinders of soil decreased as soil compaction was increased.

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