Field Trial - Apricots, South Africa

Date/Datum November 1999
Product/Produk Yield-Plus
Crop/Oes Type/Tipe Apricots
Variety/Varieteit Supergold
Locale/Plek Roodehoogte Plase, Robertson, R.S.A.
Rainfall/
Reenval
Winter/
Winter
Summer/
Somer
  Ave. mm pa/
Gem. mm pj
 
Soil quality/
Grond gehalte
Excellent/
Uitstekend
  Good/
Goed
Medium/
Gemiddeld
  Poor/
Arm
 
Normal weather conditions/
Gewone weerstoestande
 
Test period weather conditions other than normal/
Toets periode weersomstandighede buitengewoon
Several cold spells in early Spring
Cooperator/Samewerker Mr B Marais
Type of trial/Proeftipe Commercial Trial
Experimental design/
Proefnemings ontwerp
2 ha treated with Yield-Plus
2 ha left as a control
Treatments/Behandelinge 1. 600ml/ha 14 days before flowering
2. 300ml/ha 14 days later
3. 300ml/ha 14 days later
4. 300ml/ha 14 days later
Applications/
Toedienings
Qty/Hoeveelheid Four
Form/Vorm Tractor spray
Counts/Tellings Yield and size
Results/Uitslae
Per tree sample   Size
  Yield
kg
Small
%
Medium
%
Large
%
X Large
%
XX Large
%
Treated 60.5 0.5 11.2 41.37 43.82 3.12
Control 30 4.3 61.02 32.98 1.7 --
Conclusion/Gevolgtrekking 101% increase in yield
Treated fruit more uniform in size
Less small fruit in treated area
More large fruit in treated area
Special comments/
Spesiale opmerkings
Mr Marais also reported that the treated fruit were harvested 6 to 10 days earlier
Notes/Notas  

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