The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Vol. 10 No: 3
The Effects of Various Manurial Treatments on the Chemical Composition of Strawberries.
LUCY D.M. KNIGHT and T. WALLACE
It has been the general experience of investigators who have carried out experiments on the effects of fertilizer treatments on strawberries that the plant is one of the most difficult with which to obtain results giving very clear indications of the effects of the various treatments tested.
The difficulties have been emphasized by Bedford and Pickering (1) and Dyer and Shrivell (7) in this country, and by Chandler (4) in U.S.A., in all instances after considerable experience in fertilizer experiments with various kinds of fruit plants.
Not only have effects on plant vigour and fruit yields been difficult to assess owing to the variability of results due to inherent variability of the plants and seasonal and other causes, but the effects on the quality of the crops, a very important point in strawberry culture, have remained practically undetermined.
In view of this lack of knowledge, an attempt is being made at Long Ashton to elucidate some of the effects of fertilizer treatments and . . .
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