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The use of several industrial and municipal organic by-products as components of plant growth media

Shanks, J.B.

Maryland Florist 192: 7


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Sewage sludge, composted leaf sweepings, pine and hardwood ground bark and bagasse were compared as substitutes for peat moss or admixtures with peat moss, soil, sand or perlite used as potting composts for a range of bedding plants in 2 trials. All materials proved satisfactory, provided the nutrient supply was adequate; combinations of slow-release and regular liquid feeding were best.

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