Soil and leaf analyses for fertiliser advisory purposes are now standard practice in the tropical and subtropical fruit farming world due to the efforts of the Soil Science division.

 

Research done on micro and drip irrigation has led to more economical and effective water utilisation by tree crops, and these systems have the added advantage that fertilizers, herbicides, nematicides and insecticides can be effectively applied together with water.

 

For further information on research projects currently undertaken by the Soil Science division, contact E-mail: infoitsc@arc.agric.za