Soil Health

Soil Health

Research on soil health continues to attract a lot of attention and is seen as critical. The study of orchard floor ecology and hence soil health is an important component of the research programme. Current research is focused on cover crops and their effects on the pest and disease complex as well as fruit production.

Expertise:
Integrated Pest Management Group
Soil Health Workgroup

Projects list

  • Soil health in orchards and vineyards; the role of Collembola as key indicators. (C Janion-Scheepers)
  • Orchard floor management and soil health in deciduous fruit orchards. (M Addison) [Abstract]
  • Nematode community structure and function as a bio-indicator of the effects of soil amendments on soil health in deciduous fruit orchards. (S Storey and C Kapp) – see Nematology [Abstract]