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  1. Vol. 57 No. 3, p. 245-247
    Received: Sept 21, 1964

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Response of Wet-Meadow Vegetation to Length and Depth of Surface Water from Wild-Flood Irrigation1

  1. C. B. Rumburg and
  2. 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.

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