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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1964. Department of Horticulture and Forestry.
This study was concerned with means of protecting plants from the climatic severities of wind. Simulated windbreaks were constructed, and the consequent changes in the microclimate and plant growth responses were studied through the major portion of two growing seasons. The studies were carried out under irrigation since little is known of the response of plants to wind protection when the moisture variable is removed. It was expected that the temperature and moisture regimes would play a more important role in determining plant response to shelter than is under dryland conditions— conditions which typify the vast majority of shelter effect studies.
Advisor: Norman J. Rosenberg