Hard‐setting soils

C. E. Mullins, I. M. Young, A. G. Bengough, G. J. Ley

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Abstract. Hard‐setting soils are widespread in dry regions. Their properties are described and a physical explanation for hard‐setting behaviour is given. The limitations on soil management and physical fertility caused by hard‐setting depend on timing of rainfall or irrigation with respect to cultivations and crop development, and much research is needed to quantify reductions in crop yield imposed by these limitations. Copyright © 1987, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalSoil Use and Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Pollution
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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