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Soil moisture conservation in dryland viticulture as affected by conventional and minimum tillage practices

dc.contributor.authorVan Huyssteen, L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWeber, H. W.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T08:46:47Z
dc.date.available2017-06-29T08:46:47Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.citationVan Huyssteen, L. & Weber, H. W. 1980. Soil moisture conservation in dryland viticulture as affected by conventional and minimum tillage practices. South African Journal of Enology & Viticulture, 1(2):67-75, doi:10.21548/1-2-2415en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2224-7904 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0253-939X (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.21548/1-2-2415
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101879
dc.descriptionCITATION: Van Huyssteen, L. & Weber, H. W. 1980. Soil moisture conservation in dryland viticulture as affected by conventional and minimum tillage practices. South African Journal of Enology & Viticulture, 1(2):67-75, doi:10.21548/1-2-2415.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajev
dc.description.abstractThe effect of conventional clean cultivation, a straw mulch, chemical weed control and a grass sward on the soil moisture regime in a dryland vineyard was investigated. The results demonstrate that both a straw mulch and chemical weed control were very effective ju conserving winter-stored soil moisture until mid- or even late summer to support the vines during the almost rainless growing season. Further, it appeared that a mere loosening of the soil surface periodically by way of clean cultivation cannot conserve soil moisture effectively; it may, on the contrary, promote evaporation in the top-soil layers, especialzy when done after rain. On the other hand, an undisturbed soil surface, as in the case of chemical weed control, acts as a mulch in itself after the surface layer has dried out, thus reducing evaporation. Even under conditions of frequent rainfall, as during the first part of 1976/77 season, the straw mulch cover treatment was still superior to all other treatments in conserving soil moisture.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajev/article/view/2415
dc.format.extent9 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Society for Enology and Viticultureen_ZA
dc.subjectSoil moisture conservationen_ZA
dc.subjectDryland viticultureen_ZA
dc.subjectConventional tillageen_ZA
dc.subjectMinimum tillageen_ZA
dc.titleSoil moisture conservation in dryland viticulture as affected by conventional and minimum tillage practicesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderSouth African Society for Enology and Viticultureen_ZA


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