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Master of Science (MS)
Plants, Soils, and Climate
There are in Cache County 20,000 acres of poorly drained land similar in many respects to the other wet lands of Utah, estimated to total a half million acres, which are mostly natural meadows. In order to turn those lands more productive either for forage or other crops, adequate management practices must be developed regarding control of the surface water, leaching, reduction of artesian pressure, and improved water application techniques.
Studies carried out at the Utah State University Drainage Farm, west of Logan, Utah, which is representative of those poorly drained lands, have already shown successful ways for these areas to be improved.
Perez, Mario, "The Capability of the Utah State University Drainage Farm as an Irrigation and Drainage Demonstration Project" (1969). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 623.
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