USE OF VEGETATION AS AN INDICATOR FOR SOIL PROPERTIES UNDER DESERT CONDITIONS.
Final technical rept. Oct 65-Dec 66,
NEGEV INST FOR ARID ZONE RESEARCH BEERSHEBA (ISRAEL) DEPT OF GEOBOTANY
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The report discusses the root systems in sandy deserts as related to soil properties. 13 leading species were excavated and described. These are classified in three types. Soil moisture was measured at two locations in the Negev desert during the summer of 1966 and its use by plants discussed. The effect of sand cover and irrigation on the competition between leading desert psamophytes was examined. Author
- Soil Mechanics