A guide to selecting growing media that have physical and nutritional characteristics to match crop needs is vitally important to keep production to schedule and avoid downgrading and wastage.
The production of uniform, high quality, container-grown hardy nursery stock is essential for the future success of the UK hardy nursery stock industry.
Understanding the nutrient release pattern from fertilisers and plant demands throughout the growing season is also paramount to maintain crop quality, avoid potential leaching of nutrients into the environment and to comply with legislation
In this publication, you will find:
- Nutrient functions within the plant
- Creating growing media specifications, considerations when drawing up a fertiliser strategy and the benefits of nutrient management benchmarking
- Nutrient delivery and types of available fertiliser
- Factors affecting nutrient availability in the growing medium