Effect of simulated plow-sole on water uptake and yield of dryland wheat uri icon

abstract

  • The effect of initial profile water storage and soil compaction below the seed on the growth and the yield of dryland wheat in field experiments during two years was determined. Compaction reduced water use from deeper layers and decreased grain yield during both years. Compared with lower initial water storage, higher initial water storage in the profile resulted in more vigorous plants, deeper rooting, greater water use from lower soil layers and higher yields

publication date

  • 1975