Southern New England Vegetable Growers Meeting Series
Greenhouse Seedling Production: compost-based potting mix, nutrient management, chlorination, and tray selection
Adequate nutrient levels in substrates are achieved by providing the right amount and type of the fertilizers and maintaining an optimum pH. Rosa Raudales will discuss how to: use water quality to develop nutrient programs with conventional fertilizers, safely and effectively inject chlorine in irrigation systems, and choose the plug-trays sizes for seedling. Additionally, there are many commercially available compost-based mixes on the market, and many growers also create their own. Sometimes they work better than others (both commercial and farm-made). Why? Andy Radin will discuss factors to consider if you use these types of mixes.
- Rosa Raudales, UConn Extension
- Andy Radin, URI Extension
- 3:30-3:35pm Welcome and Introductions - Shuresh Ghimire, UConn
- 3:35-4:15pm Nutrient programs with conventional fertilizers, Chlorination, and Plug-Tray Selection - Rosa Raudales, UConn
- 4:15-4:50pm Useful measures for judging compost-based potting mixes for seedling production - Andy Radin, URI Extension
- 4:50-5:00pm Wrap Up and General Q&A - Shuresh Ghimire, UConn
Join us for the other meetings in this series!
- January 14, 3:30-5pm: Pests of the Year
- January 28, 3:30-5pm: Field Day: Winter Greens Diseases & Variety Trials
- February 25, 3:30-5pm: High Tunnel Fertility Research Update
This series is co-sponsored by University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, and University of Massachusetts Extensions. Funding is provided in part by the UMass Extension Risk Management Program.