Tomato plant growth influenced by soil compaction, soil moisture and air space
W. J. Flocker, Department of Vegetable Crops
D. R. Nielsen, University of California
California Agriculture 16(9):15-16.
Soil moisture suction, mechanical impedance through alteration of the air spaces in the soil, or a combination of both factors can influence the growth of tomato plants.
W. J. Flocker is Associate Olericulturist, Department of Vegetable Crops; D. R. Nielsen is Assistant Irrigationist, Department of Irrigation, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of California, Davis.