The Effect of Container Size

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  • 1 Associate professor, Department of Horticulture, Georgia Experiment Station, Griffin, GA 30223.
  • | 2 Graduate research assistant, Department of Horticulture, Georgia Experiment Station, Griffin, GA 30223.

Transplants for both vegetable and floral crops are produced in a number of various sized containers or cells. Varying container size alters the rooting volume of the plants, which can greatly affect plant growth. Container size is important to transplant producers as they seek to optimize production space. Transplant consumers are interested in container size as it relates to optimum post-transplant performance. The following is a comprehensive review of literature on container size, root restriction, and plant growth, along with suggestions for future research and concern.

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