Articles by Keyword: Maize Residue

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  1. 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...
  2. The effect of tillage: maize residue interactions upon soil water storage

    The effect of tillage: maize residue interactions upon soil water storage

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Four months before planting a crop of maize, a study was commenced on a well-drained clay loam soil to test the effect of tillage and surface maize residue on soil water storage. Tillage main plots were split into bare (residue...
  3. The effect of removing maize surface residue from the seed-row on seedzone temperature, soil water and maize development

    The effect of removing maize surface residue from the seed-row on seedzone temperature, soil water and maize development

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Early maize development is generally less rapid in the cooler soils of tillage systems which maintain large amounts of crop residues (stubble) on the soil surface. However, soil water storage tends to increase with increasing amount of surface cover, and...
  4. Effect of tied ridges on grain yield response of Maize (<em>Zea mays L.</em>) to application of crop residue and residual N and P on two soil types at Alemaya, Ethiopia

    Effect of tied ridges on grain yield response of Maize (<em>Zea mays L.</em>) to application of crop residue and residual N and P on two soil types at Alemaya, Ethiopia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Field experiments were conducted on two soil types over a period of five years (1986–1990) to investigate the effects of tied ridges and planting systems on the grain yield response of maize to applications of crop residue and residual N...
  5. Analysis of Spray Aid's residue curve for timing fungicide applications for grey leaf spot on maize

    Analysis of Spray Aid's residue curve for timing fungicide applications for grey leaf spot on maize

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Maize grey leaf spot is still a problem in commercial maize production, although the effect has been reduced with the widespread use of resistant varieties. It is estimated that, with a yield reduction of 1 %, annual economic losses of...
  6. The Amelioration of <em>Pinus patula</em> Mortality on Former Agricultural Sites through Fertilisation: A Bioassay and Greenhouse Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Recent expansion of the timber industry into areas previously used for agronomic production has, in many cases, resulted in poor growth of Pinus patula and P. elliottii seedlings and in certain instances complete stand failure. A bioassay study was initiated...
  7. Chemical Evaluation of Leaf Fibre Residues from Tropical Tree Legumes—a Wealth in Social Perspective

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    Leaf fibre residues obtained as a by-product during bulk extraction of leaf protein meal from three tropical forest trees viz. Albizzia procera Benth., Dalbergia sisso Roxb. and Delonix regia Raf. were analysed for their chemical and mineral composition. The fibres...
  8. Effects of four herbicides on the infestation of maize by the nematode <em>Pratylenchus zeae</em>

    Effects of four herbicides on the infestation of maize by the nematode <em>Pratylenchus zeae</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    The effects of atrazine, alachlor, EPTC and 2, 4-D on penetration and reproduction rate of Pratylenchus zeae on maize, were evaluated. The herbicides had no significant influence on the nematode populations.
  9. Assessment of aluminium tolerance in maize using a rapid screening procedure

    Assessment of aluminium tolerance in maize using a rapid screening procedure

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Routine testing for Al tolerance requires that screening procedures be both rapid and simple. Growth-chamber techniques, developed in the USA, show considerable promise in this regard and were used in this study to compare the Al tolerance of 10 maize...
  10. Screening for DIMBOA (benzoxazinone) concentration among South African inbred maize lines and sorghum cultivars

    Screening for DIMBOA (benzoxazinone) concentration among South African inbred maize lines and sorghum cultivars

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Twenty-seven popular South African inbred maize lines, four commercial maize cultivars, two sweet corn cultivars and two grain sorghum cultivars were screened by means of a rapid, semi-quantitative method to determine DIMBOA concentration. Significant differences were found between inbred lines...