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Slow release fertilizers: For poinsettia pot plants

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A. M. Kofranek, University of California
T. G. Byrne
R. H. Sciaroni
O. R. Lunt

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California Agriculture 17(9):14-15.

Published September 01, 1963

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POINSETTIA pot plants must be grown under relatively moist conditions and with a relatively high supply of nutrients to produce a quality flower. Growers start plants in July or August for sale during the Christmas season. During this four- or five-month period, the plants may be irrigated with as much as 100 inches of water, making the maintenance of fertility levels difficult. Irrigation water is sometimes used to maintain fertility, but not all growers have liquid fertilizer equipment. Newly developed slow-release fertilizers are especially adaptable for high value ornamental crops, such as poinsettias, to provide the mineral nutrients over a prolonged period of time.

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Sunnyside Nursery of of Hayward and Breitner Nursery of Colma cooperated in this research.

Slow release fertilizers: For poinsettia pot plants

A. M. Kofranek, T. G. Byrne, R. H. Sciaroni, O. R. Lunt
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Slow release fertilizers: For poinsettia pot plants

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
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Authors

A. M. Kofranek, University of California
T. G. Byrne
R. H. Sciaroni
O. R. Lunt

Publication Information

California Agriculture 17(9):14-15.

Published September 01, 1963

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

POINSETTIA pot plants must be grown under relatively moist conditions and with a relatively high supply of nutrients to produce a quality flower. Growers start plants in July or August for sale during the Christmas season. During this four- or five-month period, the plants may be irrigated with as much as 100 inches of water, making the maintenance of fertility levels difficult. Irrigation water is sometimes used to maintain fertility, but not all growers have liquid fertilizer equipment. Newly developed slow-release fertilizers are especially adaptable for high value ornamental crops, such as poinsettias, to provide the mineral nutrients over a prolonged period of time.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Sunnyside Nursery of of Hayward and Breitner Nursery of Colma cooperated in this research.


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