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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191944
Title:
Effects of various mulches on soil moisture conservation
Author:
Barrak, Khalid Mohamed,1956-
Issue Date:
1987
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 purpose of this work was to study and evaluate the effect of various mulches on the soil moisture content for sandy loam soil under high temperatures. The straw, wood shavings, and rock fragments were used with different rates of application for covering soil. Treatments were compared to bare soil. The moisture content was significantly higher for mulched treatments. However, the effectiveness of wood shavings and rock fragments mulches did not seem different in soil moisture content, while straw mulch did. The soil moisture content for the straw had the highest value at the end of the experiment. The straw mulch apparently conserved soil moisture over the other treatments. The conservation of soil moisture under 10, 15, 20 gm of straw mulch was occasioned by less direct contact soil surface with air surface and less possibility of heat transfer. The greatest savings in water was under 2.7 tons/ha of straw mulch.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Soil moisture.; Mulching.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Thames, John L.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEffects of various mulches on soil moisture conservationen_US
dc.creatorBarrak, Khalid Mohamed,1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarrak, Khalid Mohamed,1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_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 purpose of this work was to study and evaluate the effect of various mulches on the soil moisture content for sandy loam soil under high temperatures. The straw, wood shavings, and rock fragments were used with different rates of application for covering soil. Treatments were compared to bare soil. The moisture content was significantly higher for mulched treatments. However, the effectiveness of wood shavings and rock fragments mulches did not seem different in soil moisture content, while straw mulch did. The soil moisture content for the straw had the highest value at the end of the experiment. The straw mulch apparently conserved soil moisture over the other treatments. The conservation of soil moisture under 10, 15, 20 gm of straw mulch was occasioned by less direct contact soil surface with air surface and less possibility of heat transfer. The greatest savings in water was under 2.7 tons/ha of straw mulch.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil moisture.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMulching.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairThames, John L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213339879en_US
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