Fibrous carrot root responses to irrigation and compaction of sandy and organic soils

  title={Fibrous carrot root responses to irrigation and compaction of sandy and organic soils},
  author={Liisa Pietola and Alvin Smucker},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Field experiments were performed in Southern Finland on fine sand and organic soil in 1990 and 1991 to study carrot roots. Fall ploughed land was loosened by rotary harrowing to a depth of 20 cm or compacted under moist conditions to a depth of 25–30 cm by three passes of adjacent wheel tracks with a tractor weighing 3 Mg, in April were contiguously applied across the plot before seed bed preparation. Sprinkler irrigation (30 mm) was applied to fine sand when moisture in the 0–15 cm range of… CONTINUE READING


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