A Mulch-Water Harvest Technique for Growing Vegetables in Arid Lands

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/314279
Title:
A Mulch-Water Harvest Technique for Growing Vegetables in Arid Lands
Author:
Oebker, Norman F.; Peebles, R. W.; Cluff, C. Brent
Affiliation:
Water Resources Research Center
Issue Date:
1971
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/314279
Abstract:
Summary. Methods for mulching and water collection around the plant were evaluated to develop an efficient way to grow vegetables where water is scarce. Plastic aprons and gravel mulch produced significantly higher squash yields than plots with no mulch. The plants with plastic performed better than those on gravel. Water conservation seems to be the main factor for increased production. Results indicate vegetable growing is possible under arid conditions with less than 5 inches of water.
Language:
en_US

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dc.contributor.authorOebker, Norman F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPeebles, R. W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. Brenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-19T21:20:20Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-19T21:20:20Z-
dc.date.issued1971-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/314279-
dc.description.abstractSummary. Methods for mulching and water collection around the plant were evaluated to develop an efficient way to grow vegetables where water is scarce. Plastic aprons and gravel mulch produced significantly higher squash yields than plots with no mulch. The plants with plastic performed better than those on gravel. Water conservation seems to be the main factor for increased production. Results indicate vegetable growing is possible under arid conditions with less than 5 inches of water.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleA Mulch-Water Harvest Technique for Growing Vegetables in Arid Landsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Centeren_US
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