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Organic tree propagation under Welsh nursery conditions

Frost, David and Clarke, Aldwyn (2007) Organic tree propagation under Welsh nursery conditions. Organic Centre Wales, ADAS Pwllpeiran, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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The demand for organically raised tree and hedging plants had been reported from organic farmers in Tir Gofal, as well as within the landscaping industry. Although there are a number of plant raising nurseries producing organically raised plants for vegetable and fruit production, there are no tree nurseries producing to organic standards. Nursery tree growers were concerned that there was currently too little known about the performance of tree seedlings in organic substrates (e.g. in root-trainers), nor about the nutrient supply to seedlings under organic regimes, nor about diseases control (especially fungal diseases such as mildew).
Therefore, the development of three hedging species; Hawthorn, Hazel, Blackthorn, were tested for two growing systems in five different composts types; Ystwyth nursery mix, Peat based, Peat free based, Wood chip based, Organically certified green waste based. The results of these trials are reported here.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:compost; propagation; tree; nursery; hedging
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Ornamentals, flower bulbs and tree nurseries
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: UK > Other organizations
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Organic Centre Wales (OCW)
UK > ADAS
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:11077
Deposited On:31 Jul 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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