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  1. Vol. 52 No. 5, p. 1512-1514
    Received: Oct 22, 1987

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Developmental Aspects of Water-Repellency of Sandy Soils

  1. David H. Hubbell 
  1. Department of Soil Science, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611



Increase in water-repellency of some sandy soils has been reported to be induced by conditions of high relative humidity. Incubation studies in a closed system were used to study mechanisms by which a wettable soil and a Bacillus isolate from it were able to partially suppress the expected increase in water-repellency, normally induced by high relative humidity, in some water-repellent soils. Evidence indicates a volatile product(s) is responsible for suppressing increases in water-repellency.

Published as Fla. Agric. Exp. Stn. Journal Series no. 6718.

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