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James Owen, Jr.

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Advanced Irrigation Management for Container-Grown Ornamental Crop Production

Container-grown plants are constrained with regard to root growth, and are affected by factors including container size, substrate, weather, nutrition, and irrigation. Typical soilless substrates will hold less plant-available water than a typical field soil, making water management a critical component of any container-grown plant production system. A well-designed and managed irrigation system, which works in concert with the aforementioned factors, can provide the necessary quantity of water to support plant growth in an efficient manner.

Sep 23, 2016 HORT-218P
Fertilización de árboles y arbustos

Los árboles y arbustos necesitan nutrientes para crecer y estar sanos. Los tres nutrientes más importantes son nitrógeno, fósforo y potasio. Un análisis de suelos es siempre la mejor manera de saber qué nutrientes se necesitan y la cantidad necesaria de cada uno. 

Feb 18, 2016 430-018S (HORT-165P)
Getting Started in the Nursery Business: Nursery Production Options Apr 27, 2015 430-050 (HORT-89P)
GroZone Tracker

In-house testing of pH and electrical conductivity (EC) helps to avoid many nutritional problems. Knowing the chemical elements of your irrigation water — and if they vary over time — can help you manage crop quality.

Sep 21, 2016 HORT-227P
Resources for Greenhouse and Nursery Operations and Operators May 6, 2016 430-104 (HORT-188P)
Understanding Soil Moisture Sensors: A Fact Sheet for Irrigation Professionals in Virginia

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, water resources are increasingly being scrutinized due to changing surface water or groundwater availability. Access to good quality water is a continuing concern, and in many communities, managing water use — particularly consumptive use — is a priority to conserve public water supplies to meet the needs of a growing population.

Sep 23, 2016 BSE-198P