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Response of subterranean clover to liming and phosphate fertilization on a low potassium soil

Published in: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Volume 4, issue 3, 1987 , pages: 145–146
DOI: 10.1080/02571862.1987.10634963
Author(s): J. Wooldridge, Republic of South Africa, R.E. Harris, Republic of South Africa


Several Trifolium varieties grown in an acid Bokkeveld shale soil responded positively to small additions of lime and P. Growth was probably limited by a K deficiency, and it is unlikely that Trifolium species could be successfully grown as cover crops on such deciduous fruit orchard soils without K fertilizer being applied.

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