Effect of wetting agents on irrigation of water repellent soils
J. Letey, University of California
R. E. Pelishek, U.C.
J. Osborn, U.C.
California Agriculture 16(12):12-13. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v016n12p12.
The beneficial effects of using a wetting agent to increase the infiltration rate while irrigating highly water-repellent soils are variable, depending upon the amount of water, dryness of soil and possibly the product used, according to field tests in San Bernardino County.
J. Letey is Assistant Professor of Soil Physics, University of California, Riverside; N. Welch is Farm Advisor, San Bernardino County; R. E. Pelishek is Laboratory Technicians, U.C., Los Angeles. J. Osborn is Laboratory Technicians, U.C., Los Angeles.
Wetting agent “A” was supplied by Aquatrols Corporation of America and wetting agent “P” by Process Chemical Company.