A preliminary study on the effect of shelter on alfalfa and Rhodes grass grown under irrigated arid zone conditions in Saudi Arabia

Farnworth, J.

Publication, Joint Agricultural Research and Development Project, University College of North Wales and Ministry of Agriculture and Water, Saudi Arabia 35: 10


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In trials at Hofuf, Saudi Arabia shelter from date-palm branches increased yields of lucerne and Rhodes grass grown in an irrigated arid zone environment. The two species showed different responses according to season. Unsheltered areas showed 33% higher evaporation during July-Aug. than sheltered areas.