Location: Southern Horticultural Research
Project Number: 6404-21430-001-11
Start Date: May 01, 2010
End Date: Apr 30, 2015
Research conducted will evaluate alternative substrate souces for their potential to have widespread use as a container substrate for nursery production. Criteria for selection will include: cost effective while producing comparable plant growth, widely available, non-toxic to nursery crops, stability in production process, and appropriate physical and chemical properties. Possible sources are agricultural, industrial and municipal waste, as well as agronomic crops which might provide a sustainable biomass source as opposed to a byproduct of another industry.