Response of Wet-Meadow Vegetation to Length and Depth of Surface Water from Wild-Flood Irrigation1
- C. B. Rumburg and
- W. A. Sawyer2
Hay yields from native wet meadows increased with an increase in the length of continuous wild-flood irrigation, as long as the water was 5 inches or less above the soil surface. Water levels of 7.5 inches above the surface were detrimental to yields if they persisted 50 days or longer. Delaying irrigation 2 weeks at the beginning of the season and extending it 2 weeks at the end increased yields by .25 ton/acre.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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