Slow-release natural/organic fertilizers in nursery crop production, part II.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $660.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,075.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: ornamentals


  • Crop Production: biological inoculants, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: earthworms, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    This is a continuation of FNE99-281. The project is comparing the growth rate of ornamental using conventional fertilizer and organic, slow-release fertilizer. The drought conditions of 1999 meant that normal growth did not occur, and the farmer will use a second growing season to meet the original goals of the project.

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