Location: Southern Horticultural Research
Project Number: 6062-21430-002-04-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2017
The objective of this cooperative research is to characterize and fully measure the retention and leaching potential of certain nutrients in various soilless substrates used for container-grown crops.
Using the cooperator's existing nutrient recovery system, nutrients (from various sources) will be applied to plants grown in various alternative soilless container substrates. The effluent and/or substrate at various depths will be collected and analyzed to determine the rate of nutrient retention and leaching.