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Organic plant raising

Sumption, Phil and Lennartsson, Margi (2008) Organic plant raising. Institute of Organic Training and Advice, Craven Arms, Shropshire, UK.

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Summary

This review identifies the research on propagation composts and plant raising and suggests ways in which organic propagation can move towards less reliance on peat, address the problems of nutrient supply and considers alternative methods of plant raising. The review draws on grower experience and summarizes the practical implications for organic growing. The issues addressed by the review included the following:
• Use of bare root versus modules
• Growing media formulations and management
• Avoidance of peat
• Nutrient release and liquid feed
• Plant propagation using modules
• Management of bare root transplants


EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:Bare-root transplants, Modular tray transplants, Cell size, Overwinter transplant production, organic transplant propagation systems
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: UK > Garden Organic (HDRA)
UK > Institute of Organic Training and Advice (IOTA)
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Related Links:http://organicadvice.org.uk/index.htm
Deposited By: Measures, Mr Mark
ID Code:5973
Deposited On:23 Apr 2009
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Research Review for Advisors

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