Mulching as a means of producing vegetable crops under a limited water supply

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Title:
Mulching as a means of producing vegetable crops under a limited water supply
Author:
Delgado Duran, Francisco Oscar.
Issue Date:
1984
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The effect of five mulch treatments (barley and wheat straw) on the soil and plant water relations of tomato, pepper and cantaloupe plants was compared with the control, unmulched treatment during the summer of 1983. Also, the effect of mulch on soil temperature and plant yield was evaluated. Plantings were made in moist soil which had been flood irrigated to saturation three days before planting. The main objective for using the mulch was to reduce evaporation from this initial irrigation, and therefore have more available water for plant use. Plants in two mulch treatments received limited amounts of water through a drip system; plant growth in the remaining treatments depended on rainfall. All mulch treatments produced higher yields than the non-mulched control in all vegetables studied. This resulted from improved plant and soil water, and temperature regimes.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Mulching.; Soil moisture -- Research -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Plant Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Schonhorst, Melvin H.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMulching as a means of producing vegetable crops under a limited water supplyen_US
dc.creatorDelgado Duran, Francisco Oscar.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDelgado Duran, Francisco Oscar.en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe effect of five mulch treatments (barley and wheat straw) on the soil and plant water relations of tomato, pepper and cantaloupe plants was compared with the control, unmulched treatment during the summer of 1983. Also, the effect of mulch on soil temperature and plant yield was evaluated. Plantings were made in moist soil which had been flood irrigated to saturation three days before planting. The main objective for using the mulch was to reduce evaporation from this initial irrigation, and therefore have more available water for plant use. Plants in two mulch treatments received limited amounts of water through a drip system; plant growth in the remaining treatments depended on rainfall. All mulch treatments produced higher yields than the non-mulched control in all vegetables studied. This resulted from improved plant and soil water, and temperature regimes.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMulching.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil moisture -- Research -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSchonhorst, Melvin H.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213278534en_US
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