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The effect of plant spacing on water runoff, soil erosion and yield of maize (Zea mays L.) on a steep slope of an ultisol in Trinidad



The effect of plant spacing on water runoff, soil erosion and yield of maize (Zea mays L.) on a steep slope of an ultisol in Trinidad



Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research 27(6): 481-488



The amount of water runoff and soil loss from a bare soil of 45-50% slope gradient and from the soil cropped with maize at 2 plant populations were measured for 20 storms. The lower population (wide spacing) of 41 500 plants/ha is the population currently in use and the higher population (close spacing) was 62 500 plants/ha. Maize at each of the 2 plant spacings significantly reduced runoff and soil loss.

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DOI: 10.1016/0021-8634(82)90086-5



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