Farming organic soils of the Delta
Franz R. Kegel, San Joaquin County
California Agriculture 33(11):6-6. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v033n11p6.
Crops grow well in the Delta's peat soils—but so do weeds. Growing crops that can compete successfully with weeds and withstand post-emergence herbicides is just one problem for farmers. Other problems: excessive soil moisture can delay spring planting, while surface dryness has created dust storms.
Franz R. Kegel is a Farm Advisor in San Joaquin County.