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

@article{Li2009CowpeatAA,
  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},
  journal={Horttechnology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={340-345}
}
. 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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