Field Trial - Green Bean (Winter green), Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa

Date/Datum June/July 1998
Product/Produk Yield-Plus
Crop/Oes Type/Tipe Green Bean
Variety/Varieteit Winter Green
Locale/Plek Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
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
Mild to cool winters - wet
Hot summers - dry
Test period weather conditions other than normal/
Toets periode weersomstandighede buitengewoon
Winter was warmer than usual
No frost
Cold snap in early spring
Cooperator/Samewerker Mr D Vlok - Remhoogte Farms
Type of trial/Proeftipe Production field
Experimental design/
Proefnemings ontwerp
2.5 ha field
0.5 ha sprayed
Treatments/Behandelinge
Rates
ml/500 l of water Total ml/ha
200 ml/ha 400 ml
Applications/
Toedienings
Qty/Hoeveelheid Two
Form/Vorm Tractor spray 200ml with 500 l water before flowering and repeated two weeks later
Counts/Tellings Better developed root system - 2 extra pickings
Results/Uitslae
Treated Untreated % increase
14.4 tons/ha 8.0 tons/ha 80
Conclusion/Gevolgtrekking Quality of the bean was substantially improved - thus realising a better return - an average of 6.4 tons/ha gain.
A longer harvest resulted in higher prices for the later harvest.
Special comments/
Spesiale opmerkings
Mr Vlok recons he should have increased the quantity of Yield-Plus used and done a third spray and wishes he had sprayed more area.
Notes/Notas This was a late crop, usually planted during the summer.

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