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

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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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