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Creating & Managing the Optimum Root Environment

9/16/00

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Creating & Managing the Optimum Root Environment

Root Environment

Root Environment

Creating the Optimum Root Environment

Creating the root environment is a PROCESS!

Creating the Root Environment

What makes a good mix?

What do plants want in a mix?

Chemistry & Structure

Air & Water

Pore Space / Solids

Total Pore Space

Total Pore Space

Substrate Components

Container Considerations

Gravity vs Pot Size

Container Size

Fill Pots Completely

Handling

Compaction

Flat/Tray/Pot Filling

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Compaction = Uneven Growth

Compaction

Wet Mix Before Potting

Water Content in Peatlite Mixes

Substrates Handling

Managing the Optimum Root Environment

Watering Practices

Good Watering = Good Roots

Watering

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Wetting Agents

Wetting Agents

Wetting Problems

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Nutritional Problems

Visual monitoring too late...

Greenhouse Testing

Greenhouse Program

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M & Mís

Extraction Technique

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Workshops in 1999-2000

PourThru

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Creating & Managing the Optimum Root Environment

Author: Bill Fonteno

Email: bill_fonteno@ncsu.edu

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