Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf

ISBN-10: 1742230822
ISBN-13: 9781742230825
Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)
List price: $65.00
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List price: $65.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Kevin Handreck is the Managing Director of Netherwood Horticultural Consultants and former CSIRO Soil Scientist.

Plants: Needs for Good Growth
The Basics
Texture and Particle Size
Some Simple Chemistry
Organic Matter - The Vital Component
Problems with Organic Materials
Clay and Humus: Soil Colloids
Structure and Pore Space
Growing Media and Water
Supplying Air to Roots
Choosing Materials for Potting Mixes
Plant Nutrients
Fertilizer Practice in Nurseries
Foundations for Good Turf
Turf Plants
Managing Turf Soils
Fertilizing Turf
Salinity: A Growing Problem
Watering: When and How Much
Irrigation Overview
Life in Growing Media
Soil-borne Diseases in Nurseries
Nutrient Solution as a Medium: Hydroponics
Soils and Landscapes
From Nursery to Landscape
Collecting Samples for Analysis
Simple Tests
Conversion Tables
Sources of Help: Analytical Services
Tolerance to Salinity
Australian Native Plants of Known Tolerance and Sensitivity to Phosphorus

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