This latter rate was selected by the manufacturer (Gowan Company, Yuma, AZ) as a feasible rate for testing against the wireworms in sugarcane under muck soil
Most (75%) sugarcane in Florida is grown on histosols (referred to as muck soils
), while the remainder is grown in a mixture of spodosols, alfisols, and entisols (referred to as sandy soils) that are typical of the flatwoods of central and southern Florida.
Five sugarcane fields on muck soils
in Cherry: Wireworm Population Dynamics 427 southern Florida were sampled.
Richness -0.1003 -0.8035 *# Muck Soils
1.5040 Loam Soils 3.0702 *# Tree Spp.
Next to muck soils
, loam soils are most desirable as growing media.
The presence of thick muck soils
is the major contributing factor to the high productivity of the soil.
are nitrogen-rich, but are generally low in phosphorus and potassium.
," which are mostly OM, were excluded from the study as these soils are thought to have a market of their own.
(One exception is muck soils
, where nearly all the solid matter is made up of organic materials.