Soils

Soil treatments for Apple Replant Disease (part 3)

Biological treatments vs chemical treatments: It is interesting to note that there was a big difference between the two biofumigants after the second leaf, but at third leaf there is now little difference between these two in shoot length and number of shoots.

Soil treatments for Apple Replant Disease (part 2)

Serenade Prime contains viable spores of the highly active QST 713 strain of Bacillus subtilis. These beneficial bacteria live on the plant root surfaces and in the soil around the plant roots.
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Soil treatments for Apple Replant Disease

Old apple ground can harbour apple replant disease (ARD) which reduces new tree growth and production by about 20% a year for each year of the tree’s life.In 2017 a trial was set up by the apple industry (a Future Orchards® trial) to assess options for managing apple replant disease…

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

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.
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Six steps to prepare soil before planting (part 2)

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

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

 Amount of organic matter in soil (continued from last month)
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Soil organic matter (part 2)

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