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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

publication information

California Agriculture 16(9):15-16. September 1962.


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.

author affiliations

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.