Field Trial - Peaches (San Pedro), Remhoogte, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa

Date/Datum July 98 - January 99
Product/Produk Yield-Plus
Crop/Oes Type/Tipe Peaches
Variety/Varieteit San Pedro
Locale/Plek Remhoogte, Riebeek Kasteel, RSA
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, wet winters
Hot, dry summers
Test period weather conditions other than normal/
Toets periode weersomstandighede buitengewoon
Cold spell in early spring
Cooperator/Samewerker Mr D Vlok
Type of trial/Proeftipe Production field
Experimental design/
Proefnemings ontwerp
3 ha treated with Yield-Plus
Control
Treatments/Behandelinge 400 ml at full flower
400 ml fourteen days later
400 ml fourteen days later
Applications/
Toedienings
Qty/Hoeveelheid Three
Form/Vorm Tractor spray
Counts/Tellings Yield
Results/Uitslae
Treated Untreated Increase
3000 boxes 4000 boxes 33%
Conclusion/Gevolgtrekking  
Special comments/
Spesiale opmerkings
Early ripening made the harvest of treated peaches 10 days earlier, resulting in earlier marketing and increasing prices.
Yield-Plus enabled the trees to cope much better with the cold spell.
Notes/Notas  

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