New Nursery Publications on EDIS

Three new UF/IFAS publications related to nursery/greenhouse production have been posted on the Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) website:

Measuring the Irrigation Requirement of Container-Grown Nursery Plants (ENH1197/EP458)                                                   

Three factors determine the irrigation requirement for container-grown crops: evapotranspiration, capture factor, and distribution uniformity. This 4-page fact sheet describes how these factors can be measured so that irrigation requirements can be determined in the container nursery. Written by Jeff Million and Tom Yeager, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, June 2012.

Professional Disease Management Guide for Ornamental Plants (PP202/PP123)

This 16-page fact sheet is intended to be used by growers, landscape professionals, and other pest control operators as a reference for managing ornamental plant diseases by maximizing plant health and minimizing opportunities for pest outbreaks—a concept known as integrated pest management (IPM). Written by P. F. Harmon and S. D. Bledsoe, and published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, June 2012.

How to Reduce Clogging Problems in Fertigation (HS1202)

Fertigation is the process of applying fertilizers through an irrigation system by injecting them into the water. Because of its effectiveness and efficiency, fertigation is widely used in plant production. However, clogging of lines and emitters may become a problem. This 7-page fact sheet provides practical suggestions for better fertigation management so growers can reduce clogging problems. Written by Guodong Liu and Gene McAvoy, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, June 2012.


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Urban Horticulture Program Assistant with UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County.
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