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The effect of conventional and minimum tillage practices on some soil properties in a dryland vineyard

dc.contributor.authorVan Huyssteen, L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWeber, H. W.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T07:51:19Z
dc.date.available2017-06-29T07:51:19Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.citationVan Huyssteen, L. & Weber, H. W. 1980. The effect of conventional and minimum tillage practices on some soil properties in a dryland vineyard. South African Journal of Enology & Viticulture, 1(1):35-45, doi:10.21548/1-1-2412en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2224-7904 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0253-939X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.21548/1-1-2412
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101874
dc.descriptionCITATION: Van Huyssteen, L. & Weber, H. W. 1980. The effect of conventional and minimum tillage practices on some soil properties in a dryland vineyard. South African Journal of Enology & Viticulture, 1(1):35-45, doi:10.21548/1-1-2412.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajev
dc.description.abstractPreliminary results of a long-term viticultural tillage experiment comprising two groups of treatments, are reported. These groups are (i) a group of "minimum" tillage practices having received no mechanical soil tillage at all, and (ii) a group of "conventional" tillage treatments according to long-established local practices by disc-harrow. The "minimum" group consists of: (a) a permanent straw mulch cover, (b) chemical weed control, and ( c) a permanent cover of indigenous weeds frequently cut by a bush-cutter. The "conventional" group consists of: (a) deep and (b) shallow trench furrow systems, and (c) the locally customary "clean cultivation" system. A comprehensive investigation into the changes of sleeted soil properties after a period of eight years revealed significant differences between properties of the soil under minimum tillage (group (i)) and under clean cultivation (group (ii)). Soil parameters, such as pore volume distribution, compaction indices, activity of micro-organisms and availability of plant nutrients, were found to be more favourable in some minimum tillage treatments than on the conventionally tilled plots.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajev/article/view/2412
dc.format.extent11 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Society for Enology and Viticultureen_ZA
dc.subjectSoil cultivationen_ZA
dc.subjectDryland vineyarden_ZA
dc.subjectMinimum tillage practicesen_ZA
dc.subjectConventional tillageen_ZA
dc.titleThe effect of conventional and minimum tillage practices on some soil properties in a dryland vineyarden_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderSouth African Society for Enology and Viticultureen_ZA


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