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Jingjing Yin, Nina L. Bassuk, Madeline W. Olberg, and Taryn L. Bauerle

Survivorship of high-quality landscape field-grown trees is a particular challenge as a result of differences in post-transplant recovery between species. During bare-root tree transplanting, a major part of the root system is severed, the tree is

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Amber N. Bates, Gerald M. Henry, and Cynthia B. McKenney

germination, hooker’s evening primrose must first be propagated in the greenhouse and transplanted into the field following maturation to the rosette stage ( Murphy et al., 1999 ). The presence of weeds in agricultural fields often increases the time and costs

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M. Lenny Wells

Establishing a pecan orchard can be an expensive and challenging endeavor. Eight years or more after transplant may be required for some cultivars to produce a harvestable yield. Rising input costs associated with fuel and fertilizer prices require

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Christopher J. Biai, José G. Garzon, Jason A. Osborne, Jonathan R. Schultheis, Ronald J. Gehl, and Christopher C. Gunter

Transplanting of plug seedlings is the most common planting practice used for pepper production, because it improves stand establishment, shortens the field growing cycle, enhances earliness, and ultimately increases the yield and quality of

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Abby B. Griffin, Amy N. Wright, Kenneth M. Tilt, and D. Joseph Eakes

Water is considered the most limiting factor in newly transplanted container plants ( Costello and Paul, 1975 ; Scheiber et al., 2007 ), and the most common cause of death among recently transplanted container-grown plants is water stress

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Valérie Gravel, Martine Dorais, and Claudine Ménard

system as a result of high investment, high-quality transplants are required. Greenhouse transplants should have a good developmental balance between shoot and roots, high water use efficiency, and a high content of reserves that can be used in the first

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Ronald W. Garton and Irvin E. Widders

Seedlings of processing tomato `H 2653' (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) were cultured in 288-cell (< 6 cm3 volume) plug trays in a soilless growing medium. Pretransplant fertilization with nutrient solutions containing 10 or 20 mm N and 2 or 5 mm P for 10 days altered the total ammoniacal-N and P, and the soluble NO3-N and PO4-P concentrations in the shoot tissue at transplanting. Post-transplanting shoot and root growth were more rapid in late May plantings than in earlier plantings. The 20-mm N and 2-mm P pretransplant treatment caused the most rapid shoot growth following early season plantings in the field. Rapid seedling establishment after transplanting was generally not a good indicator of potential fruit yield. The 5-mm P pretransplant treatment produced higher marketable fruit yields in early plantings but not in later. Culture of seedlings under a low fertilization regime (5.4 mm N, 1.0 mm P, and 1.6 mm K) before pretransplant treatment produced as high or higher fruit yields than did seedlings from a higher regimen. Withholding fertilizer temporarily before transplanting resulted in a depletion in tissue N and P concentrations, slow post-transplanting shoot growth, and lower yields.

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Orville C. Baldos, Joseph DeFrank, and Glenn Sakamoto

: 1) tolerance of newly transplanted plugs to pre-emergence herbicides and 2) tolerance of established plants to postemergence herbicides. The Kahoolawe seashore dropseed germplasm (no. 9079745) used for both studies was obtained from the Natural

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Yuqi Li and Neil S. Mattson

no reports on the growth of petunia transplants in response to different commercially available substrates and their interaction with fertilizer regime. The objective of this study was to evaluate petunia growth and flowering in response to different

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Martin Makgose Maboko and Christian Phillipus Du Plooy

Direct seeding of hydroponically grown tomatoes ( Solanum lycorpersicum ) is not a common practice in South Africa, and most growers use transplants. Seedlings for hydroponic production of fresh market tomatoes are commonly transplanted at 6 to 7