The site is located southeast of Abbotsford. Medium and some moderately fine-textured, stone-free, local stream deposits are the parent material of the soils. Surface, subsurface and subsoil textures range from silt loam to silty clay loam. Sand is usually present at depths below at least 1 meter.
Randomized complete block design with four replicates.
4′ by 20′
2′ by 20′
Fertilizer was applied to plots prior to cuts 1,2,3,4 and 5 at 100, 75, 50, 50 and 50 kg N ha-1 respectively.
Dyvel applied to plots in the fourth week of March at 3.75 L/ha, spot spraying with backpack sprayer using Banvel or Dyvel was done throughout the growing season.
An irrigation gun was on the plots for a couple of days each week during the summer dry periods.