Horticultural Science Faculty
 

Dr. William C. Fonteno

Director

Horticultural Substrates Laboratory

Dr William C. Fonteno

Publications:

Books or Book Chapters

  • Fonteno, W. C. 1993. Geraniums (chapter) in: Introduction to Floriculture, 2nd Edition. Academic Press.
  • Fonteno, W. C. 1994. Growing Media (chapter) in: Tips on Bedding Plant Production. Ohio Florists Assoc.
  • Fonteno, W. C. 1994. Substrates (chapter) in: Bedding Plants (4th Ed.) Ball Publishing.
  • Fonteno, W. C. 1996. Growing media: types and physical/chemical properties. In: Reed, D.W. (ed.). Water, Media and Nutrition for Greenhouse Crops. Ball Publishing.
  • Bailey, D.A., P.V. Nelson, and W.C. Fonteno. 1998. Plant nutrition, media and water testing. in: Ball RedBook. Ball Publishing.
  • Fonteno, W. C. 1999. Growing Media (chapter) in: Tips on Bedding Plant Production. Ohio Florists Assoc.

Major Scientific Articles

  • Bilderback, T. E. and W. C. Fonteno. 1987. Container Modeling. J. Environ. Hort. 5(4): 180-182.
  • Brown, J. M., D. K. Cassel, W. C. Fonteno, G. A. Johnson and E. L. Effman. 1987. Computer assisted tomography imaging of spatial distribution of water in porous root media. J. Soil. Sci. 51:1121-1125.
  • Drzal, M.S., W.C. Fonteno, and D.K. Cassel. 1999. Pore fraction analysis: a new tool for substrate testing. Acta Horticulutre 481: 43-54.
  • Fonteno, W. C. 1989. An approach to modelling air and water status of horticultural substrates. In, Substrates in Horticulture. Acta Horticulture 238:67-74.
  • Fonteno, W. C. and T. E. Bilderback. 1993. Impact of hydrogel on physical properties of coarse-structured horticultural substrates. J. Amer. Soc,. Hort. Sci.118: 217-222.
  • Fonteno, W. C., D. K. Cassel, and R. A. Larson. 1981. Physical properties of three container media and their effect on poinsettia height. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 106:736-741.
  • Fonteno, W. C. and E. L. McWilliams. 1978. Light compensation points and acclimatization of four foliage plants. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 103:52-56.
  • Fonteno, W. C. and P. V. Nelson. 1990. Physical properties of and plant response to rockwool amended media. J. Amer. Soc,. Hort. Sci. 115: 375-381.
  • Karlovich, P. T. and W. C. Fonteno. 1986. Effect of soil moisture tension and soil water content on the growth of chrysanthemum in 3 container media. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 111:191-195.
  • Milks, R. R., W. C. Fonteno and R. A. Larson. 1989. Hydrology of horticultural substrates: I. Mathematical models for moisture characteristic curves of horticultural container media. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 114:48-52.
  • Milks, R. R., W. C. Fonteno and R. A. Larson. 1989. Hydrology of horticultural substrates: II. Predicting physical properties of media in containers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 114:53-56.
  • Milks, R. R., W. C. Fonteno and R. A. Larson. 1989. Hydrology of horticultural substrates: III. Predicting air and water content in limited-volume plug cells. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 114:57-61
  • Warren, S. L. and W. C. Fonteno. 1993. Composted poultry litter: effects on physical and chemical properties of a loamy sand soil. J. Environ. Hort. 11(4): 186-190.
  • Whipker, B., D.A. Bailey, P.V. Nelson, W.C. Fonteno, and P.A. Hammer. 1996. A novel approach to calculate acid additions for alkalinity control in greenhouse irrigation water. Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 27: 959-976

Computer Programs

  • Whipker, B., D.A. Bailey, P.V. Nelson, W.C. Fonteno, and P.A. Hammer. 1996. Purdue University / North Carolina State University greenhouse media lab acid addition calculator to control alkalinity in irrigation water. Public Domain Excel Spreadsheet Software available at: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/floriculture/software/

Maintained by Bill Fonteno


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