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Nutrient Deficiencies in Bedding Plants: A Pictorial Guide for Identification and Correction
     

Nutrient Deficiencies in Bedding Plants: A Pictorial Guide for Identification and Correction

by James L. Gibson, Dharmalingam S. Pitchay, Amy L. Williams-Rhodes, Brian E. Whipker, Paul V. Nelson
 

With information on 25 popular seed and cutting-propagated bedding plant species, this fully illustrated study based on research conducted at North Carolina State University explains the causes of nutrient deficiencies and provides diagnostic techniques for each one as well as corrective procedures and proactive measures to help growers avoid plant nutrient

Overview

With information on 25 popular seed and cutting-propagated bedding plant species, this fully illustrated study based on research conducted at North Carolina State University explains the causes of nutrient deficiencies and provides diagnostic techniques for each one as well as corrective procedures and proactive measures to help growers avoid plant nutrient problems altogether. With a chapter devoted to each crop—including impatiens, begonia, pepper, tomato, and basil—this guide features color photographs showing the progressive stages of deficiency for 11 nutrients essential for healthy plant growth. With this resource, growers will be able to diagnose deficiencies at various stages so that problems may be treated early and growers will be able to minimize crop damage and maximize a crop’s economic value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883052614
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

James L. Gibson is the manager of quality control at Fafard Inc., a substrate manufacturing company. He is the coauthor of Cutting Propagation. He lives in Anderson, South Carolina. Dharmalingam S. Pitchay lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Amy L. Williams-Rhodes is the 4-H youth development director for the University of Maryland cooperative extension service. She lives in Salisbury, Maryland. Brian E. Whipker is a professor of horticultural science at North Carolina State University. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Paul V. Nelson is a professor of horticulture science at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Greenhouse Operation and Management. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. John M. Dole is a professor of horticultural science at North Carolina State University. He is the coauthor of Cutting Propagation and Floriculture: Principles and Species. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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