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This article was downloaded by: [University of Toronto Libraries]On: 24 December 2014, At: 07:10Publisher: Taylor & FrancisInforma Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number:1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street,London W1T 3JH, UKCommunications in SoilScience and Plant AnalysisPublication details, including instructions forauthors and subscription information:Effect of soil amendmentwith Viterra hydrogelon establishment ofnewlyplanted grapefruittrees CV Ruby RedDariusz SwietlikaaTexas A&I University Citrus Center , P.O. Box1150, Weslaco, Texas, 78596Published online: 11 Nov 2008.To cite this article:Dariusz Swietlik (1989) Effect of soil amendment with Viterrahydrogel on establishment of newlyplanted grapefruit trees CV Ruby Red,Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 20:15-16, 1697-1705, DOI:10.1080/00103628909368176To link to this article:PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLETaylor & Francis makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of allthe information (the “Content”) contained in the publications on ourplatform. However, Taylor & Francis, our agents, and our licensorsmake no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy,completeness, or suitability for any purpose of the Content. Any opinionsand views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views ofthe authors, and are not the views of or endorsed by Taylor & Francis.The accuracy of the Content should not be relied upon and should beindependently verified with primary sources of information. Taylor andFrancis shall not be liable for any losses, actions, claims, proceedings,
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COMMUN. IN SOIL SCI. PLANT ANAL.,20(15&16),1697-1705 (1989)EFFECT OF SOIL AMENDMENT WITH VITERRA HYDROGEL ON ESTABLISHMENTOF NEWLY-PLANTED GRAPEFRUIT TREES CV RUBY REDDariusz SwietlikTexas A&I University Citrus Center,P.O.Box1150, Weslaco, Texas 78596ABSTRACT.The effects of amending soil in a planting hole with Viterrahydrogel on the growth, stomatal conductance (g„), and leaf waterpotential (»ft) of young 'Ruby Red' grapefruit trees (Citrusparadisi Macf.) were assessed during an 18-months-long fieldexperiment. The trees were flood-irrigated when soil availablewater at 30 cm depth was depleted by 60%. The hydrogel amendmentsof 1.2 and 2 g-literof soil in a standard (30 cm diameter) andlarge (45 cm diameter) planting holes did not affect trunk-cross-sectional-area, canopy width, and tree height. Two months afterplanting, g8

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