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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. 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...
  3. '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...
  4. Quality as a factor influencing the possible utilization of eight exotic legume species as mulches

    Quality as a factor influencing the possible utilization of eight exotic legume species as mulches

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Invasive exotic legumes need to be controlled by amongst others, mechanical control methods. Residues such as twigs and leaves of felled trees can possibly be utilized as a low cost, organic fertilizer. The quality of the organic materials influences their...
  5. Honeybush (<em>Cyclopia</em> spp.) response to phosphorus fertilisation and mulching

    Honeybush (<em>Cyclopia</em> spp.) response to phosphorus fertilisation and mulching

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) is endemic to the Western- and Eastern Cape where it grows naturally in sandy, acidic, low- phosphorus (P) soils. The effects of different rates of applied P, and of mulches, on the growth of four honeybush species...
  6. Winter cover crops and fertiliser effects on the weed seed bank in a low-input maize-based conservation agriculture system

    Winter cover crops and fertiliser effects on the weed seed bank in a low-input maize-based conservation agriculture system

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    This study investigated the effects of grazing vetch (Vicia dasycarpa L.) and oat (Avena sativa L.) cover crops and fertiliser on the seed bank of some problematic weeds in a maize-based conservation agriculture system. Soil sampling for seed bank analysis...
  7. 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...
  8. 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,...
  9. The influence of tillage and mulch application on the production of <em>Cenhrus ciliaris</em>

    The influence of tillage and mulch application on the production of <em>Cenhrus ciliaris</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Cenchrus ciliaris is a well known planted pasture in the dryer parts of southern Africa and one of the most important species in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. For many years it was believed that this species should be cultivated...
  10. 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...