Effects of wind erosion on crop yields on Geraldton sandplain soils
Grains and field crops
Physical properties were generally similar for all sites except that soils at previously wind eroded sites had a slightly higher proportion of coarse sand and a lower proportion of find sand, silt and clay. Previously eroded sites appeared to have higher subsoil moisture at the end of summer, presumably due to the lack of plant growth. Crop yields were measured in the following year at two sites with adjacent previously eroded and non-eroded areas.
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Soil structure, Geraldton region (WA), Western Australia, Crop damage, Yields, Wind erosion
Birch, P B. (1980), Effects of wind erosion on crop yields on Geraldton sandplain soils. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Technical Bulletin 54.
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