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Plants obtain nearly all their nutrients from the soil, but not all the nutrients present in the soil are accessible to plants. That's because soil pH affects the form and, therefore, solubility of nutrients. This public More... Free Download
Soil pH is important because it affects the availability of nutrients a plant needs to grow and thrive. This publication explains when lowering soil pH is important for commercial producers and recommends practices to sa More... Free Download
If annual bedding plants have even just a few flowers, customers get an idea of what the plant looks like in full bloom, which can increase impulse purchases. However, to be able to deliver to retailers annual bedding pl More... Free Download
Dado que el agua es un elemento esencial, invernaderos comerciales y operaciones de viveros necesitan mantener el abastecimiento de agua en cantidad y calidad suficiente para producir plantas de manera rentable. Esta pub More... Free Download
Controlling plant size is one of the most important aspects of greenhouse crop production. An alternative, effective strategy for controlling plant height is to use chemical plant growth retardants (PGRs). The goals of t More... Free Download
Because water is so essential, commercial greenhouse and nursery operations need to maintain water supplies of sufficient quantity and quality to produce plant material profitably. This publication is not a comprehensive More... Free Download
Productores de invernaderos y viveros muchas veces asumen que la presencia de hojas amarillas o pálidas son signos de deficiencias nutricionales. A veces, sin embargo, el problema se debe a la ausencia de nutrientes More... Free Download
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) released the 2007 Census of Agriculture on February 4, 2009. State and federal policy makers, researchers, extension personnel, growe More... Free Download
El monitoreo del pH y la conductividad eléctrica (CE) de medios de crecimiento nos da la habilidad de corregir este tipo de inconvenientes antes de que se conviertan en problemas que pudieran perjudicar a los cultiv More... Free Download
En la producción comercial bajo invernadero varias estrategias pueden emplearse para manejar de manera adecuada los niveles de luz a lo largo del día y según las temporadas del año. Esta publicaci More... Free Download
Growers often do not have a clear understanding of the underlying causes behind increased substrate pH—water alkalinity, rather than water pH, is typically the source of the problem. This publication helps growers More... Free Download
Monitoring the pH and electrical conductivity (EC) of growing substrates is a way to correct issues before they become problems that damage crops. This publication recommends best practices for establishing a pH and EC t More... Free Download
This 8-page publication answers 27 frequently asked questions about drainage water management for Midwest corn and soybean cropping systems. Drainage water management is one strategy to reduce the nitrate loads in draina More... Free Download
This four-page publication describes in non-point source pollution and the simple things you can do to reduce polluted runoff. You'll learn about rain gardens, rain barrels, and porous building materials. More... Free Download
Monitoring nitrate nitrogen in field drainage tile outlets has important implications for water quality and efficient production agriculture. This publication provides some general guidelines for interpreting nitrate More...
As the name implies, nonpoint source pollution cannot be attributed to any one source. Researchers have determined that polluted runoff is the number one cause of water pollution in the United States. This publication More...
This publication provides information about surface drainage, tile drains, and ditches for the soils of Indiana. The publication focuses on three main areas: soil drainage associations, descriptions of soil drainage asso More... Free Download
This publication covers the hydrological and ecological importance of wet soils. It covers the basic characteristics of wet soils, how they function in their natural state, and how they might react to drainage for agricu More... Free Download
Impervious surfaces are a good indicator of the intensity of development and often contribute to nonpoint source pollution. This publication examines the problems posted by impervious surfaces and how to mitigate such More...
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Runoff from open feedlots must be controlled so that it does not enter a stream. Settling basins and infiltration channels are simple, effective, economical means of runoff control. This publication discusses design, and More... Free Download