Hilgardia
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University of California
Hilgardia

Physical properties of soil mixes used by nurseries

Authors

S. J. Richards
J. E. Warneke
F. K. Aljibury

Authors Affiliations

S. J. Richards is Professor of Soil Physics and Soil Physicist, Department of Soils and Plant Nutrition, University of California, Riverside; J. E. Warneke is Laboratory Technician, Department of Soils and Plant Nutrition, University of California, Riverside; F. K. Aljibury is Farm Advisor in Orange County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 18(5):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n05p12. May 1964.

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Abstract

Soil mixes have been proposed and are being used by nurseries for various reasons. Evaluations of their properties relating to disease control and fertilization have been well documented. The selection of mixes for favorable physical properties is equally important, but methods for routine evaluations of such properties have not been sufficiently explored. The following data show evaluations of physical properties measured with laboratory techniques and, for comparison, similar measurements on mixes as they are used in gallon cans under nursery conditions.

Richards S, Warneke J, Aljibury F. 1964. Physical properties of soil mixes used by nurseries. Hilgardia 18(5):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n05p12
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