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Description of a pitting treatment (control) and soil profile

Author(s) Krzic M., Du Toit, B., Walji, K., Dyanatakar, S., Sider, M., Crowley, C.
Year of publication 2020
Pitting is one of the site preparation methods used on the long-term experiment at the Harkerville site in South Africa. Since pitting involved minimal soil manipulation and it had no fertilizer application, it is considered to be the control treatment in the Harkerville experiment. A description of the soil profile on this treatment is also provided.
Type of Case
Video or audio
Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources
Temperate, Tropical
Forest Type
Planted forest
Primary Designated Function
Protection of soil and water