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Sudeep S. Sidhu, Qingguo Huang, Robert N. Carrow, and Paul L. Raymer

thatch layer thickness of the corresponding treatment. Thatch layer thickness more than 1.3 cm was reported to adversely affect water infiltration ( McCarty et al., 2005 ). Thatch layer thickness for the treatment of 2.06 units/cm 2 with and without

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Stephen A. Prior, G. Brett Runion, S. Christopher Marble, Hugo H. Rogers, Charles H. Gilliam, and H. Allen Torbert

plant water relations, elevated CO 2 can also affect water movement through the landscape. Water infiltration can be increased and sediment loss through runoff can be decreased in high CO 2 environments ( Prior et al., 2010b ). These improvements can

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Jennifer Reeve and Dan Drost

result of the low number of tunnel replicates used in the study. Soil organic C was 206% greater as a result of compost applications. Soil organic C is a major constituent of soil organic matter (SOM), which significantly improves soil structure, water

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Haley Rylander, Anusuya Rangarajan, Ryan M. Maher, Mark G. Hutton, Nicholas W. Rowley, Margaret T. McGrath, and Zachary F. Sexton

temperature, water and nitrate dynamics: Experimental results and a modeling study Agr. Water Mgt. 176 100 110 Franzluebbers, A.J. 2002 Water infiltration and soil structure related to organic matter and its stratification with depth Soil Tillage Res. 66 197

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Bernadine C. Strik, Amanda J. Davis, David R. Bryla, and Scott T. Orr

black and green weed mats had densities of 108 and 130 g·m −2 and water infiltration rates of 407 and 554 L·m −2 ·min −1 , respectively. Plots of each treatment were arranged in a completely randomized block design to account for variability in slope in

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Juan I. Valiente-Banuet and Alejandro Gutiérrez-Ochoa

polyethylene cover to reduce water infiltration from rainfall. Plants were placed at the center of 30-cm diameter openings. Fig. 2. Meteorological conditions and experimental activities of the 2011 and 2012 production cycles. Fertilization. Plants were

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Yahia A. Othman and Daniel I. Leskovar

years of continuous use of soil-biodegradable plastic mulch had overall positive effects on soil (aggregate stability and water infiltration rate) and groundwater quality (residual nitrate and nitrite) when compared with bare soil, but not on microbial

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Randy S. Nelson, Esther E. McGinnis, and Aaron L.M. Daigh

covered by impervious surfaces decreases water infiltration and increases the amount of stormwater runoff [ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), 1993 ]. Urban runoff contains sediment, soil nutrients, road salts, petroleum hydrocarbons, and

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Benjamin Pease, Grant L. Thompson, and Adam W. Thoms

compost that yields the optimal benefit. Some communities provide rebates to homeowners for adding compost to lawns to improve water infiltration (Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 2009); therefore, research is needed to further develop compost use

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Shichao Wang, Xinlu Bai, Jianbin Zhou, and Zhujun Chen

economic yield of tomato by its N uptake parameter ( Huang, 2011 ). It included the total N in the aboveground of crop (including fruits). Nutrient losses resulting from leaching were not included in the calculation of gross output because of less water