WATER-REPELLENT SOILS: THEIR IMPLICATIONS IN FORESTRY

WATER-REPELLENT SOILS CAN INFLUENCE THE SUCCESS OF FORESTRY PRACTICES. USUALLY THE RESULT OF FIRE, WATER REPELLENCY MAY ALSO ARISE FROM DEVELOPMENT OF HUMUS AND ITS RELATED MICROORGANISMS. IT MAY PROMOTE EXCESSIVE RUNOFF AND EROSION IN A BURNED AREA AND AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN SOIL WATER AND PLANTS. DISRUPTING A WATER-REPELLENT BARRIER MECHANICALLY OR TREATING AFFECTED AREAS WITH WETTING AGENTS ARE POSSIBLE MEANS OF MITIGATING ADVERSE EFFECTS. A SURVEY OF WATER-REPELLENT CONDITIONS IS DESIRABLE FOR BETTER APPRAISAL OF A FOREST SITE FOR VARIOUS CULTURAL PRACTICES. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • DeBano, L F
    • Rice, R M
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 220-3
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00238127
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1973 12:00AM