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Container and field evaluation of three native shrubs grown in compost-based media
Author(s): S. B. Wilson, L. K. Mecca, H. E. Danielson, D. A. Graetz and P. J. Stoffella
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Compost Science & Utilization
Journal Link: http://www.jgpress.com/compostscience/
Article Topic(s): Fertilizer, Nutrients, Propagation
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse, Landscape
AbstractResearches the effects of peat- or compost-based media on the growth of three native Florida shrubs: Forestiera segregata, Myrcianthes fragrans, Viburnum obovatum. Effects of compost-based medium varied among species; however, incorporation of compost in the medium did not affect plant height or shoot dry weight of any species. Plants were initially grown in containers then grown out in the landscape. After 32 weeks in the landscape, plant height, growth, or visual quality was not affected by the compost-based medium compared to the peat-based medium.
Suggested CitationS. B. Wilson, L. K. Mecca, H. E. Danielson, D. A. Graetz and P. J. Stoffella. "Container and field evaluation of three native shrubs grown in compost-based media." Compost Science & Utilization 14.3 (2006): 178-183.
Article LinksISSN: 1065-657X