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  1. Vol. 54 No. 3, p. 239-242
     
    Received: June 26, 1961
    Published: May, 1962


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doi:10.2134/agronj1962.00021962005400030016x

Soil Moisture Regime Effect on Yield and Evapotranspiration from Warm Season Perennial Forage Species1

  1. Basil D. Doss,
  2. O. L. Bennett,
  3. D. A. Ashley and
  4. H. A. Weaver2

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Average yields of warm season perennial forage species increased as soil moisture increased for all species except sericea which yielded highest at the intermediate moisture regime. Total water used depended more upon the amount of available water in the soil than on plant species. Moisture was first extracted at a shallow depth beneath the plant, and then at successively lower depths.

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