Spring maize yield, soil water use and water use efficiency under plastic film and straw mulches in the Loess Plateau

Abstract

To compare the soil water balance, yield and water use efficiency (WUE) of spring maize under different mulching types in the Loess Plateau, a 7-year field experiment was conducted in the Changwu region of the Loess Plateau. Three treatments were used in this experiment: straw mulch (SM), plastic film mulch (PM) and conventional covering without mulch (CK… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep38995

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