Original Articles

Fertilisation of Pinus radiata on Some Marginal Sites in the Southern Cape

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 154, issue 1, 1990 , pages: 36–40
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1990.9629049
Author(s): G.N. SchaferSaasveld Forestry Research Centre,, W.H. GroenewaldSaasveld Forestry Research Centre,


The response of Pinus radiata to phosphate application was highly significant on sites with shallow clay soils. Sites with stony soils showed a smaller response. Growth improvement due to fertilisation was found to be profitable at the age of 12 years.

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