Soils

Humates - a biological wonder

Humic acid is the most powerful and beneficial input in agriculture and yet there are still many growers around the world who are yet to discover this biological wonder.

Importance of soil organic matter (part 2)

Organic matter and supply of nutrients: There is a significant correlation between the percent organic matter in soil and soil fertility.

Importance of soil organic matter

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Organic matter makes up only a small part of a soil (at best 5%), yet the organic matter packs a mighty punch in the orchard.

Six steps to prepare soil before planting (part 3)

STEP 4. Hill up the surface soil

Six steps to prepare soil before planting (part 2)

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STEP 3. Apply lime, gypsum and phosphorus (if necessary), and rip and cultivate the soil (continued) Why do some soils need lime?

Six steps to prepare soil before planting

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Establishing a high-density orchard is costly. You must do it right the first time.

Weed mulch plus gypsum for top soil

For high yields of fruit of good quality, you need to fill the surface soil with feeder roots of your trees.

Soil organic matter (part 3)

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 Amount of organic matter in soil (continued from last month)

Soil organic matter (part 2)

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 What is soil organic matter and where does it come from? (continued from last month)

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