Physical and chemical soil properties affecting the growth habits of agave species

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Title:
Physical and chemical soil properties affecting the growth habits of agave species
Author:
Hara, Yuto, 1959-
Issue Date:
1992
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:
Nine physically and chemically different soil samples from five study sites in which agaves grew, or were grown, were investigated to evaluate the effects of soil physical and chemical properties on the growth habits of agaves. In five Arizona study sites, biomass data of seven agave species has been recorded for the past ten years. Agaves were grown experimentally in the greenhouse using two widely different soil types from the five sites to evaluate growth under controlled conditions. Influence of edaphic factors on agave growth for the study sites and greenhouse experiment was evaluated. The results show that the determinant primary factors were water availability and temperature. Soil texture, soil pH, soil CO2 concentration, nitrogen, and soluble salt concentration were placed as influential secondary factors for the growth of agave. The degree of influence of these soil factors depends highly upon the genetic characteristics of agave species.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Agronomy.; Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Plant Culture.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Post, Donald F.; McDaniel, Robert G.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePhysical and chemical soil properties affecting the growth habits of agave speciesen_US
dc.creatorHara, Yuto, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHara, Yuto, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractNine physically and chemically different soil samples from five study sites in which agaves grew, or were grown, were investigated to evaluate the effects of soil physical and chemical properties on the growth habits of agaves. In five Arizona study sites, biomass data of seven agave species has been recorded for the past ten years. Agaves were grown experimentally in the greenhouse using two widely different soil types from the five sites to evaluate growth under controlled conditions. Influence of edaphic factors on agave growth for the study sites and greenhouse experiment was evaluated. The results show that the determinant primary factors were water availability and temperature. Soil texture, soil pH, soil CO2 concentration, nitrogen, and soluble salt concentration were placed as influential secondary factors for the growth of agave. The degree of influence of these soil factors depends highly upon the genetic characteristics of agave species.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Agronomy.en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Plant Culture.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPost, Donald F.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcDaniel, Robert G.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1350393en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27712370en_US
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