Soil crust and its impact on crop establishment: A review uri icon

abstract

  • Soil crusting is a worldwide problem occurring under a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. Soil crusts affect seedling emergence and reduce the infiltration rate causing loss of water and crop yield. Considerable research has been done in order to understand the process of crust formation and the factors affecting it. Soil crust strength and impedance to seedling emergence have been studied in detail and measures to avoid crusting and methods to ameliorate its adverse effects have been suggested. The findings of such studies are summarized in this paper

publication date

  • 1985
  • 1985