Wilting and Soil Moisture Depletion by Tree Seedlings and Grass
Authors: Lane, R. D.; McComb, A. L.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 46, Number 5, 1 May 1948 , pp. 344-349(6)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:As a result of summer drought conditions common throughout the prairie areas and the Ozarks, plantations made on grassy sites may fail during the initial growing season. The authors found that brome grass absorbed soil moisture more rapidly than some tree seedlings and that the permanent wilting percentage was lower with grass than with trees. The resnits of their investigation emphasize the need for moisture-conserving treatments when tree seedlings are planted in heavily sodded sites.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa, (Senior Member S.A.F.)
Publication date: May 1, 1948
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