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- Merwe, J. D. P. van der, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Acta horticulturae 2015 no.1076 pp. 105-112
- apples; carbon; commercial farms; composts; fruit quality; fruit yield; geotextiles; income; irrigation rates; leaves; mulches; mulching; nutrient content; nutrient uptake; nutrients; phosphorus; soil temperature; soil texture; soil water; soil water content; trees; wood chips; South Africa
- ... The effect of four different mulches on fruit quality was quantified, either directly via mineral nutrient contributions or indirectly, by increasing nutrient uptake efficiency in the soil. We hypothesised that fruit nutrient levels would increase more when an organic mulch, containing nutrients, was applied to the soil, with smaller/no increases when an inorganic mulch was applied to the tree row ...