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  1. Effects of soil surface management practices on soil and tree parameters in a ‘Cripps Pink’/M7 apple orchard 1. Mineral nutrition

    Effects of soil surface management practices on soil and tree parameters in a ‘Cripps Pink’/M7 apple orchard 1. Mineral nutrition

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Effects on soil, leaf and fruit element concentrations of organic (compost, straw mulch and hand weeding) and integrated (inorganic fertilisers and herbicide usage; IP) soil surface management practices in the tree rows, in combination with weed covers, cover crops and...
  2. Effects of soil surface management practices on soil and tree parameters in a ‘Cripps Pink’/M7 apple orchard 2. Tree performance and root distribution

    Effects of soil surface management practices on soil and tree parameters in a ‘Cripps Pink’/M7 apple orchard 2. Tree performance and root distribution

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Effects of integrated production (IP) and organic-acceptable soil surface management practices were investigated in a ‘Cripps Pink’/M7 apple orchard in the Elgin area, South Africa. Work row treatments included cover crops, weeds and straw mulch. In the IP tree rows,...
  3. Relationship between soil alteration index three (AI3), soil organic matter and tree performance in a ‘Cripps Pink’/M7 apple orchard

    Relationship between soil alteration index three (AI3), soil organic matter and tree performance in a ‘Cripps Pink’/M7 apple orchard

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Alteration index three (AI3), which calculates the balances between three microbially-secreted enzymes, potentially enables differences between soils due to contrasting management practices to be quantified in relative terms. The ability of AI3 to distinguish between apple orchard soils under conventional...
  4. Variation in urease and β-glucosidase activities with soil depth and root density in a ‘Cripp's Pink’/M7 apple orchard under conventional and organic management

    Variation in urease and β-glucosidase activities with soil depth and root density in a ‘Cripp's Pink’/M7 apple orchard under conventional and organic management

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The effects of conventional (CON; utilising synthetic fertiliser and herbicide) and organic (ORG; nutrients supplied in compost, weeds controlled with straw mulch) orchard floor management practices on depth-wise variation in urease and β-glucosidase activities in tree-row soils were compared in...
  5. Effect of the amount of surface maize residue on infiltration and soil loss from a clay loam soil

    Effect of the amount of surface maize residue on infiltration and soil loss from a clay loam soil

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Six levels of maize stover, expressed as percentage ground cover (0–75%) were compared under a rainfall simulator to assess the effect of surface residues on infiltration and soil loss on a clay loam soil with a 3,5% slope. Increasing the...
  6. Potato irrigation scheduling and straw mulching

    Potato irrigation scheduling and straw mulching

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The effect of mulching and irrigation frequency on tuber yield was investigated during three seasons at the Glen Agricultural Research Institute The soil on the experimental site consisted of a loamy sand topsoil and sandy clay subsoil with 94 mm...
  7. 'n Evaluering van die volumetermetode om aggregaatstabiliteit van 'n vertisol te kwantifiseer

    'n Evaluering van die volumetermetode om aggregaatstabiliteit van 'n vertisol te kwantifiseer

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Die 0–10 mm laag van twee proefpersele van 'n vertiese grond waarop graansorghum sonder enige bewerking met behoud van 'n stoppeldeklaag (GBS) en met die Stoppel verwyder (GBG), verbou is, is gemonster. Grond- koolstofinhoud was 1,82% en 1,15% onderskeidelik. Massas...
  8. Long-term effects of conservation practices on the nitrogen fertility of a soil cropped annually to wheat

    Long-term effects of conservation practices on the nitrogen fertility of a soil cropped annually to wheat

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Sustainable farming in the semi-arid interior of South Africa requires the adoption of conservation practices to maintain and, if possible, increase soil fertility. The effects of some such practices on the nitrogen fertility of a hydromorphic sandy clay loam soil...
  9. Die fitotoksiese eienskappe van koring-strooi en die invloed daarvan op opkoms, vegetatiewe groei en opbrengs van koring (<em>Triticum aestivum</em>)

    Die fitotoksiese eienskappe van koring-strooi en die invloed daarvan op opkoms, vegetatiewe groei en opbrengs van koring (<em>Triticum aestivum</em>)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Die vrystelling van allelopatiese stowwe as ontbindingspro- dukte van koringstrooi kan swak plantegroei en opbrengs van koring veroorsaak. 'n Glashuisstudie is oor drie jaar uitgevoer om die opkoms, vegetatiewe groei en opbrengs van koring (kultivar SST66 en Palmiet) te ondersoek...
  10. Differences in the chemical composition and digestibility of cereal hay and straw produced in a Mediterranean rainfall area of South Africa

    Differences in the chemical composition and digestibility of cereal hay and straw produced in a Mediterranean rainfall area of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Chemical composition and digestibility values were obtained to provide a database for accurate values of hay and straw types produced in the Western Cape area of South Africa. Straw and hay samples were collected from 10 different localities in the...