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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Properties of Soil in Orchard as Influenced by Travel and Cover Crop Management Systems1

 

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  1. Vol. 55 No. 2, p. 188-191
     
    Received: July 16, 1962


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doi:10.2134/agronj1963.00021962005500020030x
  1. D. E. Miller,
  2. Wm. C. Bunger and
  3. E. L. Proebsting Jr.2

Synopsis

Synopsis

In a peach orchard subjected to equipment travel and 4 cover crop management systems the bulk density of the' surface soil was markedly increased by travel with the effect decreasing with soil depth. Soil organic matter levels were increased by all cropping treatments compared to those obtained on chemicallymaintained bare soil. Travel reduced water intake to approximately one-third that obtained on nontraveled areas. Infiltration rates were greater in nontraveled trashy furrows than in clean furrows.

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