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  1. Vol. 58 No. 2, p. 199-201
    Received: Sept 28, 1965



Response of Grain Sorghum to Seedbed Compaction1

  1. S. Dasberg,
  2. D. Hillel and
  3. I. Arnon2



Various degrees of compaction were carried out prior to and immediately after planting a summer crop of sorghum under conditions of dryland farming. Soil physical properties—bulk density, penetrability, air permeability and surface cracking—were affected appreciably only to a depth of 15 cm. Preplanting compaction significantly reduced seedling emergence and yields. Postplanting treatments increased sorghum stand density and yield significantly.

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