The effect of soil moisture stress on growth and flowering of carnations
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The effect of differences in soil moisture stress, provided by the use of different soils and depths of soil, on yield and quality of carnations was investigated. A technique that would offer a better indication of when to water carnations under greenhouse conditions was also evaluated. The values of bulk density, moisture content at all suctions and total pore space of the best soils were an average of the extremes of all soils compared. Reduction of soil depth from 8 to 4 inches increased problems that result from too much or insufficient water. Yield and grade were best on plants grown in ...