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Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, W. Keith Jenkins, Dharmalingam Pitchay, and Gunawati Gunawan

systems that allow for precise and readily nutrient availability ( Russo, 2005 ). Organic transplant production typically involves incorporating an organic fertilizer or amendment into the substrate. The effects of the organic fertilizers on vegetable seed

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Luz M. Reyes, Douglas C. Sanders, and Wayne G. Buhler

Best management practices for vegetable production emphasize optimal yields with the least amount of fertilizer to reduce environmental impact. Rainfall and irrigation often leach fertilizer nutrients away from the root zone ( Hochmuth, 2003

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James E. Altland and James C. Locke

(v:v) (BM-6, Berger Peat Moss; Saint-Modeste, Quebec, Canada), which contained no incorporated macronutrient fertilizers, was selected as the base substrate for the study. We used three forms of biochar: GRHB (CharSil, Riceland Food, Inc., Stuttgart

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James E. Altland, Charles Krause, James C. Locke, and Wendy L. Zellner

floriculture crops by one of two methods. Many producers use a water-soluble fertilizer that provides macronutrients (N, P, and K) as well as all secondary nutrients (Ca, Mg, and S) and micronutrients. This fertilization method provides low concentrations of

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Isaac T. Mertz, Nick E. Christians, and Adam W. Thoms

Many commercial turfgrass fertilizers are referred to as specialty fertilizers. These products contain nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), in addition to organic materials such as plant hormones, humic substances, amino acids (AAs), or

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M. Pilar Bañados, Bernadine C. Strik, David R. Bryla, and Timothy L. Righetti

same time period to 65,990 ha in 2008, a planting rate of 5,950 ha/year ( Brazelton, 2009 ; Brazelton and Strik, 2007 ). To these fields, growers have generally been applying recommended rates of N fertilizer, 55 kg·ha −1 for newly established fields

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Thomas A. Obreza and Arnold Schumann

Florida citrus producers are attempting to maintain economical production and protect the surrounding environment from excessive nutrients in the face of increasing fertilizer costs, new disease outbreaks, and conversion of grove land to urban uses

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M. Gabriela Buamscha, James E. Altland, Dan M. Sullivan, Donald A. Horneck, and John P.G. McQueen

fertilizer, irrigation, or aeration. Composted bark refers to materials that have been processed to an appropriate particle size, arranged in piles (often less than 2 m high) suitable for turning and aerating, and often amended with supplemental fertilizers

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L. Carolina Medina, Jerry B. Sartain, and Thomas A. Obreza

Nutrient use efficiency, particularly for nitrogen (N) fertilizer, is still low despite significant improvements in crop production over the last few decades. Development of slow-release fertilizer (SRF) evolved as a potential way to enhance

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Wendy L. Wilber and Jeffrey G. Williamson

effect of fertilizer rate and composition on growth and yield of two SHB blueberry cultivars grown in a containerized pine bark production system. Materials and Methods One-year-old ‘Misty’ and ‘Star’ SHB nursery plants were obtained from a north