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Flower crops in peat substrates

Acta Horticulturae (51): 107-116

Flower crops in peat substrates

In trials using a range of commercial peat-based substrates none of the mixes gave as good results as JIP composts. Leaf scorch was a serious problem with some peat substrates.

Accession: 000380972

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