Soil aeration: —Essential for maximum plant growth
J. Letey, University of California
L. H. Stolzy, U.C. Riverside
T. E. Szuszkiewicz, U.C. Riverside
N. Valoras, U.C. Los Angeles
California Agriculture 16(3):6-7. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v016n03p6.
Soil aeration is an important factor in crop production. For maximum production, optimum levels of soil oxygen must be maintained as well as plant nutrient and water supplies. Experiments are being continued to learn more about the relationships between soil aeration and plant growth and to provide information leading to management for the highest production.
J. Letey is Assistant Professor of Soil Physics, University of California, Riverside (formerly Los Angeles). L. H. Stolzy is Associate Soil Physicist, U.C., Riverside; T. E. Szuszkiewicz is Laboratory Technician IV, U.C., Riverside; N. Valoras is Laboratory Technician II, U.C., Los Angeles;
The progress report is based on Research Project No. 1966.