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Soil Water Management

Developed by Mark Bell and Ron Voss - International Programs Office UC Davis (April 2008) "Soil Structure, Soil Texture, Soil Type, Tilth Why important? a. Seeding, Plant Establishment b. Root growth/penetration, aeration c. Water infiltration and movement d. Root, tuber and bulb crops – Quality and shape of crop Key management Practices a. Site selection b. Tillage of correct type and correct soil moisture level c. Crop rotation d. Cover crop and/or mulch "

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