Cowpeat as a Substitute for Peat in Container Substrates for Foliage Plant Propagation

  title={Cowpeat as a Substitute for Peat in Container Substrates for Foliage Plant Propagation},
  author={Qiansheng Li and Jianjun Chen and R. D. Caldwell and M. Deng},
. This study evaluated the potential for using cowpeat, a composted dairymanure, as a component of container substrates for foliage plant propagation.Using a commercial formulation (20% perlite and 20% vermiculite with 60%Canadian or Florida peat based on volume) as controls, peat was replaced bycowpeat at 10% increments up to 60%, which resulted in a total of 14 substrates.Physical and chemical properties such as air space, bulk density, container capacity,total porosity, pH, carbon-to… Expand
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Anaerobically digested dairy fiber in soilless potting media for poinsettias
  • J. Lamont, G. Elliott
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture
  • 2016
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Nutrient Leaching during Establishment of Simulated Residential Landscapes.
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