History of bedding citrus groves in the Indian River district to improve drainage

Paul J. Driscoll


The economic success of a citrus grove in the Indian River District depends on its drainage characteristics. The history of various bed designs used to improve drainage along with their advantages and disadvantages is discussed. The development of the equipment used to construct beds is outlined.


drainage tile; dummitt grove; hardpan; rooting depth; water furrow

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283